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Alice Myer Massey
Alice Myer Massey
(d. 29 Aug 2010)
Friends and Schoolmates,
I am saddened to pass along to you even more sad news today.
Alice Myer Massey, mother of Pat Massey Martin ('62) of AL,
Massey ('66) of GA, Mary Kay Massey Morley ('69) of TX,
and Beth Massey Odom ('73) of SC,
passed away in Newport News
on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the age of 89.
From Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 09/01/10, 5:44 AM - "death":
Good morning Carol,
... I noticed you didn't have the obituary of
Pat Massey Martin
. The visitation and funeral are today
(Wednesday). Pat graduated with me in '62 and has two sisters, Mary
, and a brother,
. A lot of people will probably
remember her father,
Dr. John Massey
Thank you so much for telling me
I read your note before I read today's obituaries, but I didn't see this in
yesterday's newspaper at all. It may have been a shortened version, I suppose, but I have
an amazing capacity to not see things when my heart doesn't want to think about
Dr. Massey was
my father's (the late
Robert Buckley, M.D. - John Marshall HS - '25)
(19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960)
best friend on the Peninsula. In fact, he came when we
called him while Daddy was having his fatal heart attack, administered an
injection directly into his heart muscle (even while sadly informing us he was
all but positive that it was too late), pronounced him dead moments later, and
served as one of
his active pallbearers.
JOHN W. MASSEY JR., AREA PHYSICIAN
(11 May 1919 - 08 Oct 1990)
William Massey Jr., a prominent Peninsula
physician and former president of the American Heart Association,
died Monday, Oct. 8, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was
A Newport News native, Dr. Massey was a
Peninsula resident most of his life. He was the son of the late
Judge John William Massey
Sr. and Eugie Johnson Massey. He was a
member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.
Dr. Massey was former coroner for the City
of Newport News, Newport News city physician, and had served on the
medical staffs of Mary Immaculate Hospital, Sentara Hampton General
Hospital, and Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Massey was past president of the
American Heart Association. He was an Army Veteran of World War II
and served in the Reserves until he retired as a colonel in 1979.
A graduate of Newport News High School, the College of William and
Mary, and the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Massey
had been in private practice in Newport News since 1950.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Massey;
three daughters, Pat M. Martin of Birmingham, Ala., Mary Kay M.
Morley of Syracuse, N.Y., and Beth M. Buch of Raleigh, N.C.; one
son, John W.
Massey III of Fairfax; one sister, Eugie M.
Massey of Richmond; one brother, Dr. Charles
W. Massey of Richmond;
and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Peninsula
Funeral Home by the Rev. Stephen Bray and the Rev. Charles Larew.
Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of
contributions to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church or a
Published in the
Daily Press on Tuesday, October 9, 1990.
the Daily Press - 08/31/10:
Alice Myer Massey
NEWPORT NEWS -
Alice Myer Massey, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Dr. John W. Massey.
A native of Bridgeville, Del., she was a Peninsula resident since 1950. Mrs.
Massey was a loyal member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat Martin and her husband, Fred of
Alabama, Mary Morley and her husband, Bob of Texas, and Beth Odom and her
husband, Creig of South Carolina; son, John Massey III and his wife, Julie
of Georgia; five grandchildren, Susan Tilley, Danny Callis, John Massey,
Lora Massey and Meredith Morley; and one great-grandchild, Isaac Callis.
The family will receive
friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, with funeral service to follow at 2
p.m., at Peninsula Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Gochenour will officiate.
Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the or a charity of your choice.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Published in Daily Press from August 31 to September 1, 2010.
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I was sad to learn that your mother had passed away. A lovely lady. She
was so kind and welcoming to me when we were children. What fun days
Loving thoughts to all of you.
~ Betsy Mcintosh Taylor
Our sincerest condolences are
extended to Mrs. Massey's family and friends.
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Come, Ye Disconsolate
Words by Thomas
Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe
Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."
Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.
"Come, Ye Disconsolate" midi courtesy of
http://www.snowcrest.net/lassen/midi.html - 10/06/05
"Come, Ye Disconsolate" lyrics courtesy of
http://gbgm-umc.org/music/discons.html - 10/06/05
Paintings courtesy of
Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Army Flag clip
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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