Rest in Peace, Mary Messenger


Mary Messenger, longtime respected staffer for the Assembly Democrats, has died.

She was 62.

A professional, popular, and much-sought after veteran of the Statehouse, Ms. Messenger of Bordentown received a promotion to executive director in 2013 and retired in 2017.

Last month posted that she had been suffering from pneumonia.

The state budget guru was in the hospital for three weeks and then in a physical therapy rehab facility for about four weeks.

She had finally gone home, she posted on July 25th.

The Assembly Majority Office called people on Thursday morning to let them know the sad news.

“My heart is very heavy,” lobbyist Jeannine Frisby LaRue posted on Ms. Messenger’s Facebook page.

Former Senate Majority Leader Loretta reacted to the news, calling it “shocking and sad.”

Many insiders responded similarly to the news of the death of Ms. Messenger, widely viewed as one of the true Trenton pros.

She leaves to mourn Robert, two sisters, Linda and Patti, five nephews (Peter, Jarrod, Lee, Quinn, and Connor), and a cat.


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One response to “Rest in Peace, Mary Messenger”

  1. Robert is a wonderful man and a perfect husband for Mary. I was surprised, however to learn that this was the scope of her family. She also leaves 2 sisters, Linda and Patti, and 5 nephews as well (Peter, Jarrod, Lee, Quinn, and Connor).

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