MISSY    MG_8507
Melissa Marie Kolifrath Landry
  • 37 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 16, 1975
  • Place of birth:
    Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 18, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Derry, New Hampshire, United States
Let the memory of Melissa be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Melissa Kolifrath Landry, 37, born on October 16, 1975 and passed away on November 18, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 18th November 2016

"Hard to believe you have been gone for four years, Dear Girl.  You are forever missed.
Love, Aunt Patty  XO"

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 16th October 2016

"Hard to believe four years have passed.  I shall hold you in my heart forever.  Love, Aunt Patty"

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 18th November 2015

"Oh, dear Missy, what a shock your Dad relayed to me 3 years ago!  I still have difficulty believing it's true.  You are forever missed, dear girl.  Love, Aunt Patty  XO"

This tribute was added by Dharma Ortiz on 16th October 2015

"Happy Birthday.... Missy I think of you and my sister everyday hope both of you are having a blast in heaven."

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 16th October 2015

"My Dear Missy, Wishing you a Happy Birthday today!  Enjoy some laughs with your Dad and give him my love also.  You are sorely missed.  Love, Auntie Patty  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Grant Clarkl on 24th February 2015

"My love, Melissa  I just learned today that your father passed. I know you two are together singing with the angels. I miss you. I wish you didn't leave me. You were the love of my life. I learned from you. I will be with you . Luv you always baby"

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 18th November 2014

"Dear Missy, Happy Birthday!  I hope your day is a bit easier because your Dad is there with you.  We still love and miss you very much.  Auntie Patty  XO"

This tribute was added by Mary-Jo Rivela on 16th October 2014

"Happy birthday Missy! We all miss you so very much. It eases our pain knowing that you have your Dad by your side. Please give him a hug for me. Love and misses, Aunt Mary-Jo"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 16th October 2014

"Happy Birthday Missy, my Chickaweene forever! Just the other day I was driving Jake home and there was 2 girls walking down the road and they each had on 2 different shoes, they swapped one shoe each. Jake said girls are so weird. I said Missy and I used to do that. I told him how we walked all the way from my house to the mall that way, Made me smile. I miss ya! xoxoxoxoox"

This tribute was added by Dharma Ortiz on 6th July 2014

"Knowing that you're gone breaks my heart. But I know you are in a better place rest in peace missy you will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 10th December 2013

"As the holiday season approaches, Missy, I think of you more often.  I regret the time we lost, but I treasure the time we had.  Enjoy the peace that surpasses understanding. Love, Auntie Patty"

This tribute was added by maureen mcgovern on 18th November 2013

"Missy, I love and miss you so much. .You were so special on earth and will continue to be special in heaven. I know you are praying for your father. he has done so well and I contribute that to you, his angel"

This tribute was added by Mary-Jo Rivela on 18th November 2013

"Missy,

Thinking of you in heaven.  Missing you on earth.

Love, Aunt Mary-Jo"

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 18th November 2013

"Missy, it's hard to believe that it's one year ago that you left us.we'll always remember and love you every day of our lives.
Xo Mom"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 17th November 2013

"I love you Missy. I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 17th November 2013

"I cant believe tomorrow is a whole year that you have been gone. I wish you were here. Even though years may have passed between us I was comforted knowing you were there if I needed you. I was also comforted knowing you knew the same of me. I miss you and love you, my Chickaweena Pimento Head Sister, XOXOXO! I cherish every memory and will never forget all the years we were BFFs!"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 16th October 2013

"Happy Birthday Missy! I miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 15th October 2013

"I'm thinking of you all the time, but with an extra heavy heart this week. Tomorrow is your birthday. Dad will be in chemo. Scott and I are taking David and the kids up to the beach (your favorite place) to send some wishes up to heaven. I wish we could celebrate the way we did last year instead. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 1st October 2013

"It's your birthday month, I remember when our birthday months meant the world to us and if we were lucky enough to have our day fall on a Friday or Saturday so we could spend it at the mall it was the best ever. I think of you often and can't believe you are not here.  I miss you! XOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 30th June 2013

"Missing you so much here at Seabrook Beach, Missy. You always looked forward to our annual  beach trips. I'm so thankful hat last summer was one of the best summers ever for you.
XO Mom❤"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 29th June 2013

"I am watching the Boston Strong Concert and Extreme just performed More Than Words. I remember belting those lyrics out with you so many times. I miss you!  I remember during the part that says close your eyes and just reach out your hand, we would close our eyes and touch hands. We were quite dorky. I wish you were here b/c I know if you were watching you would have this same memory!"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 28th June 2013

"Thinking of you and missing you so much."

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 15th June 2013

"Thinking of you today and every day. I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 5th May 2013

"I have been thinking about you a lot. I am sitting and eating Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and am remembering the time you got a huge box for Easter. We sat there for hours biting them in 1/2 and making combinations and having each other try them. Then we were on such a sugar high we went walking circles around your dining room table for hrs singing silly songs. Miss Ya! XOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 11th April 2013

"I miss you so much Missy. I still can't believe you're gone. You were a beautiful sister and aunty. Emma and I think about you every single day. We will keep your memory alive and strong for Scotty and Brooklyn. I hope you smiled down from Heaven when I gave Brooklyn your name <3
She will always know about her aunty. XOXO"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 9th March 2013

"Missy, I was driving through Derry the other day and drove past where the coffee house was. I was flooded with memories and as tears streamed down my face I was smiling at all the memories. How many days/nights did we spend there?  I remember coffee, poetry, music, boyfriends, and just being ourselves without a worry about what others thought! I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 14th February 2013

"I'm Thinking of you on Valentine's Day, as I do every day. I remember how much you loved getting a heart shaped box of chocolates and a stuffed animal when you were little, Missy. Love you xo"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 10th February 2013

"Thinking of you. I really still can't believe you're gone :("

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 4th February 2013

"Missing you so much, Missy. Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 3rd February 2013

"Thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 25th January 2013

"I was thinking of you today as I was driving to work. Extreme's More Than Words, came on the radio and I remembered our dance and how we would belt those lyrics out then touch our hands together. Then the Jesus statue you got me the day I got my first car (yes I still keep it in my car, I have since the day you gave me it) fell. I knew that was your way of saying, I am here with you!"

This tribute was added by Colleen Langseth on 24th January 2013

"Missy, Michele and I had many skiing "adventures"!  Fun times! Oh the stories I could tell........"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 24th January 2013

"I was thinking about you yesterday afternoon and Addie came up to me and showed me a shell (we have a million in this house), and she said, "Momma, I remember at the beach house I was sitting with Aunty Missy on the deck and I found this shell and I showed her and she thought it was beautiful." Miss you. xo"

This tribute was added by Ginnie LaVallo on 14th January 2013

"Missy, I remember you as a lovely young girl who was a pleasure to have in class. You were always polite and gave 100%...couldn't ask for more. You have left a hole in many hearts and will always be missed and thought of fondly."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 14th January 2013

"I was cleaning our linen closet today and came across the two towels you bought the girls this summer at the beach. Made me stop and think about what a beautiful soul you are. I miss you so much. xo"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 14th January 2013

"All this ski talk makes me think of the time you and I went skiing and we followed some boys we thought were cute. We were on the chair lift 2 or 3 chairs behind them. When it was time to get off we were so busy paying attention to the boys we forgot. The man had to stop it and we had to jump a bit. He then yelled at us b/c he knew why we were not paying attention. Too funny."

This tribute was added by maureen mcgovern on 13th January 2013

"Missy, thinking about the time i took you and Colleen skiing at Bradford Ski hill. Colleen and I were frantic because we could't find you anywhere.  Finally found out you were at the first aid house. I was so scared. You were laying on a cot with a facecloth accross your forehead. Thank God you were okay. I know your son David will be as good a skier as his Mom. Love you and miss you.Aunt"

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 13th January 2013

"Missy,
You'd be so proud of David. He took his 1st ski lesson yesterday at Loon's adaptive program.  He seems excited about his next lesson today!
Miss you so much
xo Mom"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 11th January 2013

"I miss you Missy. This past weekend David slept over and he and Addie dressed up for a tea party. I was telling him about how I used to dress you up, when we lives on Hickory Lane. We would get dressed up in our Easter shawls and run up and down and dance in the hallway. So many good, happy memories of our childhood. I love you."

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 11th January 2013

"I'm thinking of you as always Missy. Today I can't help feeling like this was all a bad dream, and I want to wake up now. I know it's been almost two months, but I still can't believe you are gone. I hope you know that you are loved and missed so much. You will *never* be forgotten. Emma talks about you every day. This morning she asked if you'll be "watching" her dance this summer. <3"

This tribute was added by maureen mcgovern on 10th January 2013

"Missy, Know your son will have the same talent you had for skiing. Enjoyed taking you and Colleen skiing so many times in Haverhill. You loved  skiing and I bet he will too, Miss you so much. Love Auntie Maureen"

This tribute was added by Dave Kolifrath on 7th January 2013

"Signed David up for skiing lessons at Loon today.  Starts Saturday!
Hope he enjoys it!  Keep an eye on him!
Love, Dad"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 6th January 2013

"Thinking of you. Wish I could talk to you. I know you know."

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 5th January 2013

"Missing you....xo Mom"

This tribute was added by Dave Kolifrath on 3rd January 2013

"You know, as I think about it, sending you to St. Mary' s High School was truly worth the tuition and driving both ways each day. Sending Ali there was decided by how wonderfully the Sisters and faculty treated you. They were the ones who submitted your portfolio to The Museum for application to the G+T program. Acceptance was quite an honor!"

This tribute was added by Crystie Hoffman on 3rd January 2013

"You guys are such a strong family!  I didn't know Missy well but I do have memories of her and when David was a baby.  I know she meant a lot to my mother and she is truly missed.  I think about you all often and I love seeing all the fun things you guys are doing with David.  My heart goes out to all of you!  Always in my prayers!"

This tribute was added by Dave Kolifrath on 3rd January 2013

"Hope I am doing this correctly ;-).
Anyway, you had been selected for the Boston Museum Of Fine Arts Gifted And Talented Program. (a Saturday 3hour class).  I was so proud of you!  Didn't mind driving you in each week, and was so happy to surprise you with  the drafting table to use for your sketches.
Miss you.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Dave Kolifrath on 3rd January 2013

"Was straightening out the basement, and my tools.  I use your old drafting table as a workbench .  I remember buying that for you.  Actually saw a sign for a used "professional" drafting table at a house, ironically , next to The Fairways!
Table was huge.  Had to disassemble it to move it!  This was when you were a senior in High School. To be cont."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 3rd January 2013

"Also, David was here last weekend and got all of us into the Harry Potter movies. I could barely keep up, yet he knew every detail, name, etc. He is such an amazing person. Love you."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 3rd January 2013

"Missy,
Mom gave me the Alex and Ani bracelet I gave you this past Mother's Day. I think about you all the time, especially when I put on the bracelet every morning. Each bracelet has a different significance to me, and I find comfort and feel peace every time I put yours on. Miss you. xo"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 3rd January 2013

"David, she would have loved that restaurant! The artwork on the walls could have been hers. It's nice that we can share special moments like that and remember your mom and her creative style. I hope you know I love you to pieces and I love your mom too. I think about her many times a day. We will never forget her."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 2nd January 2013

"Mom
Yesterday up north we went to a resturaunt called The Gypsy Cafe. The title reminds me of you and how much you LOVED the Gypsy faishon. Inside reminded me of you too. It had thoose scarves you used to wear on the walls. They had paintings on the wall that looked just like your artwork. It was a pretty place. Love David"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 28th December 2012

"Missy, I was able to pick out my own Pandora Charm this year, the boys and Mike were not sure what I would like best. I chose an angel so that you can be with me. I will think of you whenever I see it. I miss you!"

This tribute was added by maureen mcgovern on 27th December 2012

"David, What an amazing Mother you had. You should be so proud of what she was and what  she stood for. She loved you so so much honey. You were the light of her life. Please make her proud by being the very best person you can be. She will always be looking down on your accomplishments . i know you will make her so proud. Love you David.Auntie Maureen"

This tribute was added by maureen mcgovern on 27th December 2012

"Missy, It just was not the same without you at Christmas. Missed all the little gifts you brought,never forgetting anybody even with your limited budget. You were an amazing person and we all miss you so very much.Love Auntie Maureen"

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 26th December 2012

"Christmas just wasn't the same without you, Missy. Love you forever.
I hope that you are at peace. Xo"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 25th December 2012

"Thinking of you so much these days, Missy. Tomorrow is Christmas and you will be missed so much. I know you *loved* Christmas so much. Emma made you a bracelet that we put by your urn, along with a few other things. I know you can't "wear" it, but I hope when you look down on us, you see the love we all have for you. I promise I'll give David extra love and hugs tomorrow. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 23rd December 2012

"Missy, I had a dream about you last night. We were at the coffee house and we were sitting and listening to poetry read by friends. We were young and carefree.  I remember those day so clearly. I wish you were here to talk about the "old days" like we did this summer. The beach, the mall, the coffee house, so many memories. I miss you!"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 22nd December 2012

"We missed you tonight Missy. We had Christmas "Eve" at Aunty Maureen's like the old days. It brought back a lot of memories for me, of us and our cousins etc. David had a lot of fun with the kids. We all miss you so much. Christmas will never be the same without you. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Angie Marchand on 21st December 2012

"I loved u.  And will always remember u....David ur loved by many people thruout this country. Ur mom was truly unique with such a caring heart!  She offered a lot of love. She was one of the good people in this world."

This tribute was added by Angie Marchand on 21st December 2012

"Oh missy
U were such a great person. U were like a big sister to me. Ur family took me in as part of there's when I was little. I still remember where ur bedroom was in the house on samoset. Ud always be listening to music, or taking me n Ali into Lowell at ur friends house, ill tell ya u made me feel like a "big girl" . Thnx for lovin on me"

This tribute was added by Ernie Bjork on 20th December 2012

"Dave & Linda,
Just saw your FB comment...knowing you two means that Melissa is a wonderful person.  Young David's comments about his mom are very touching.  Thinking of you and your family.  Ernie"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 20th December 2012

"I'm thinking of you so much missy. I feel like you are with me often and I love that! I hope you felt as honored as we wanted you to be. It was amazing to see how many people came out to show their love for you. I introduced myself to all of your "Roads" friends. They were so kind. You helped them a lot. I miss you. I wish you didn't have to go. I love you."

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 20th December 2012

"You would have loved your Celebration of Life service. There were close to 200 people there who truly loved you. Hopefully you were there with us in spirit.
We think of you all of the time, have ornaments on the tree that you made as a little girl. Christmas won't be the same without you."

This tribute was added by Shauna Robb Davis on 20th December 2012

"Missy,  You and I had a special connection. I feel so lucky to have had you in my life. I will treasure our last conversion forever. I wish we had the opportunity to have our day of beauty.  I want to thank you for always making me feel special and loved. I will miss your laugh and smile very much. I will hold you in my heart forever. Miss You xoxo."

This tribute was added by joanna hoffman on 20th December 2012

"David-
I am a friend of your aunt Jenny's and I knew your mom many years ago.  I know you are a special guy with so many people who love and care for you. My hope for you is a life of love and happiness.
Please give big hugs to your whole family for me.
Love, Joanna"

This tribute was added by Dave Kolifrath on 19th December 2012

"Hey Miss,
I miss you. I tried my best over the last 20 years in trying to make your life happy.  Sometimes I feel like a failure, that I could have found a solution earlier. Please believe me. It was you who pulled yourself up through hard work. God bless you and give you peace. Love, Dad"

This tribute was added by David Landry on 19th December 2012

"I got an ortement from Aunty Shaunna. It says...
I love you all dearly,
Now dont shed a tear
Im spending my Christmas
With Jesus this year."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 19th December 2012

"Last night was your Celebration Of Life. It was wonderful. Even some people that did not get to meet you here on earth came. Everyone was kind. I felt like you were there. I knew you were. Your spirit. And obviously your urn was there. I feel a tiny bit more comfertable around your urn. I miss you
Love David"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kolifrath Koener on 19th December 2012

"Love and miss you Missy. SO many people came last night to celebrate your life. You were loved by so many. We had so many good memories, listening to stories and some people even brought old photos of you. I still have a hard time accepting that you are no longer here, but I hope you are at peace. Love you so much."

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 18th December 2012

"Dear Missy, heading to your service now. I'm sure you'll feel all the love and prayers there for you tonite. Please watch over us and give us strength.
We'll always love you,
Love, mom, Dad , & David xo"

This tribute was added by Susan Sullivan on 18th December 2012

"Words cannot express your loss, I hope you find peace in knowing she was loved by all that knew her."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 18th December 2012

"Mom,
Im dressed up to go to your Celebration Of Life now. I wont feel the same going to an event without you there. We will all get a chance to remember you tonight. Its soooooo hard to loose you. I promise I will make a long tribute after your ceremony."

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 18th December 2012

"Dear Girl, I am,  and yet am not, looking forward to this evening.  I want to join in celebrating your life, but I am so sad to think that you have left us so soon.  I sincerely hope that you rest in peace.  
Love,  Aunty Patty"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 17th December 2012

"Tomorrow is your Celebration of Life. I need strength to help me get through this, growing up when I needed strength I turned to you. Please help me say goodbye to you. I don't know how to do it. I know we hadn't talked much over the last few years but I really miss you so much. The thought of you being gone is so painful. I love and miss you."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 17th December 2012

"I once read this in a obituary.
If tears could build a stairway up to heaven,
I would build one,
And bring you home again.
I miss you Mommy.
Love David"

This tribute was added by David Landry on 16th December 2012

"Officially 100 views"

This tribute was added by Betty Dooley on 16th December 2012

"Missy, I have thought about you everyday since I learned of the terrible news. I have my own memories of you when you were small especially  on our boat, reading books to you in the cabin. And when you were older, we had some special conversations that seem so poignant now. You were a fragile girl in a world that can be so difficult. Peace & Love."

This tribute was added by Colleen Langseth on 16th December 2012

"I have been viewing the site, but am a loss for words to say :( I can't believe you are gone. We were the closest cousins ever growing up. I miss you and hope you are at peace. I love you, David and your family. I will be with them in spirit at your celebration.
xoxo
  Colleen"

This tribute was added by David Landry on 16th December 2012

"Thanks for remembering my Mom by just viewing this site. We know so far 89 people checked out this site. I just want to make sure that people know my Mom cares about her survivors."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 16th December 2012

"89 VIEWS!!"

This tribute was added by David Landry on 16th December 2012

"I know 84 people have viewed this mamorial. Mama, please give the 100th visitor good luck. Because that means sooooo many I did not know care about you AND me. Soooo many people will be at your Celebration Of Life. We all rrrreeeeaaalllyy miss you Mommy."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 16th December 2012

"Nana chose this song because she knew you loved it. Love you and miss you.
<3
David
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoo"

This tribute was added by Michele Zawadzki on 15th December 2012

"My dearest friend Missy, I am so sad. I find myself thinking about you everyday. We had so many fun times. I am so blessed to have had you be part of my life. You were my best friend for so many years. I miss you. I will keep you alive by sharing stories of us to my boys. There are so many like the time we walked to the mall wearing 2 different shoes, one of yours and one of mine."

This tribute was added by David Landry on 15th December 2012

"Mommy today Daddy and I went out to try to find Darma. We serched all around Lawrence. We didint find her but Daddy said he wont give up. When Daddy finds her he will tell her that you have joined The Other Side and about your Celebration of Life."

This tribute was added by maureen mcgovern on 15th December 2012

"Missy, what a wonderful sister,Mother,niece and cousin you were. Such a kind hearted person. We all miss you so very much. I remember when I taught you how to lick an ice cream cone and then to tie your shoes. You always reminded me of that. I love you my dearest Missy. Aunt Maureen"

This tribute was added by Patricia Christofferson on 15th December 2012

"Oh, My Dear Missy, I sincerely hope that you are aware of all the love that continues to surround you, your wonderful son, and your entire family.  I remember your "Indian Dance" from many years ago.  You would only let me see it, and I was honored.  Be at peace, Beautiful Girl.  Love, Auntie Patty"

This tribute was added by Allison Robb on 15th December 2012

"I love and miss you so much Missy. I pray that you are finding peace on the other side. I hope you find comfort in seeing the love surrounding David during this time. I know he was more important to you than anything. I am so glad that I got to spend so much happy time with you over the past few months. I love you. My family will *never* forget you sister, aunty. Missy <3"

This tribute was added by David Landry on 15th December 2012

"I love you and miss you Mommy. We all really miss you. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. I love you Mommy.
Love,
David"

This tribute was added by David Landry on 15th December 2012

"Miss you Mama."

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 15th December 2012

"All of your family and friends will honor your life at a Celebration of Life Memorial this Tuesday evening.
We love you.
xo Mom, Dad, & David"

This tribute was added by Linda Kolifrath on 15th December 2012

"Missy, We will always love you. We promise to continue to take good care of your beautiful son.
We are so saddened to have lost you, especially at such a young age. We know that you faced many challenges in life, but you were doing such a wonderful job this past year. We are so thankful for that, but it makes losing you so much harder."


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