Worcester – Deacon Christopher C. Meyers, 57, formerly of Marlborough, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 in Guatemala, two weeks after arriving for his new assignment at the Valley of the Angels Orphanage in San Jose El Manzano, Aldea.
He was born in Melrose and raised in Lynnfield, the son of the late Elmer F. and Virginia F. (Dale) Meyers, and was a 1973 graduate of Lynnfield High School. He received a BS degree in psychology in 1997 from Emmanuel College and his MA degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College in 2000.
Deacon Meyers served as a Franciscan Brother (O.F.M.) from 1992 to 2002 and was ordained Deacon April 21, 2007 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Worcester by the Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester. Prior to his departure to Guatemala, he served as Deacon at St. Christopher Parish in Worcester for over four years. He had worked as a psychiatric case manager at Marlborough Hospital and was a crisis intervention specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
While in Marlborough, he was very active with the former St. Ann Parish. A thoughtful, kind, caring and compassionate man with a tremendous sense of humor, Deacon Meyers touched so many hearts. He enjoyed being with his family and close friends, and loved fishing, camping and making glass creations.
He leaves his twin sister, Veronica A. Warden of Mashpee, and his brother, John S. Meyers of Hudson; two nephews, John S. Meyers Jr. and Christopher R. Warden, and two nieces, Rebecca Meyers and Reyna Warden; and many cousins.
He will be greatly missed by his loving friends, co-workers, parishioners, and clergy.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Christopher Parish, 950 West Boylston St. Worcester. The Most Reverend Robert J. McManus will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Cox Street in Hudson. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, March 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
All are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.