OLD TOWN- Clayton “Louie” Messier, 68, has made the journey to be home with his older brothers. He passed away August 2, 2004, at his home, where he wanted to be, after many years of battling complications from diabetes. He was born in Old Town, November 5, 1935, son of the late Emmanuel and Alma (Ouellette) Messier. He enjoyed a simple life at “camp” on Pushaw Lake, until his health made it too difficult. With help from his family and friends, he was able to live independently at Marsh Island housing. He was employed for former James River Paper mill for 36 years retiring in 1996. He was a faithful communicant and member of Holy Family Parish in Old Town. Louie was an enthusiastic card player, especially fond of cribbage, and scrabble, receiving great satisfaction during the many games he played with all his friends at the Old Town Elks Club, and the family tournaments he would always attend. He is survived and will be sadly missed by a daughter, Nance and her husband, Richard Bradbury, of Bradley; daughter, Patty and Mark Hogan of Old Town; son, Michael Messier of Hampden; daughter, Debbe and Dave Yando of Puyallup, Wash.; three grandchildren, Matt Shirland, Ashley Hogan, Seth Bradbury; three step-grandchildren, Travis Yando, Zach Yando, Luke Yando; three sisters, Margaret O’Connor, Leona Bradley, Carmela Amero; and many nieces and nephews. Louie was also survived by his former wife, Gloria Messier, who maintained a close relationship on behalf of their four children. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, Tom, Bob, Buster, Bernie and Larry; one grandson, Jarrod and his wife, Michelle Yando. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A memorial Mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Parish in Old Town, with the Rev. Normand Richard Celebrant. Committal will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Old Town, following the Mass. Friends and family are invited to the Holy Family Parish Hall for a luncheon and continued fellowship following the burial. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, Maine Affiliate, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101. www.dignitymemorial.com