Dorothy (Ditty) E. Messer, 87, formerly of West Hempstead, died on May 26, 2003. Wife of the late Walter. Mother of Patricia Ann Hansen and James Messer. Sister-in-law of Amelia Schroeher. Grandmother of Bruce Hansen, Glen (Shauna) Hansen and Alexandra Binder. Arrangements were made by the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, Mattituck. Contributions can be made to the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 35 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550.