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John Messina

MESSINA, JOHN P. John P. Messina of East Haven passed away on January 26, 2013, at 93. Loving husband of the late Wilma Jean Messina. Born in East Haven, son of Pasquale & Christina Mascola Messina. Loving father of Mary Jean (Richard) Krenkel of Campe Verde, AZ, Donna Serviss of East Haven, Janet Kenyon of East Haven & John T. Messina & partner Bill McCubbin of Sag Harbor, NY. Poppy to Kimberly Kenyon Rapela (Mark), Nicole Kenyon Phelan (Raymond), Donna Serviss French (Roger), Sheryl Serviss, Christine Serviss Candelora (Anthony), Mark & Robert Serviss, Paul Spadacenta (Sheri), Linda Spadacenta Valle, Toni Spadacenta, Joann Spadacenta, Robert Spadacenta (Mindy), Peter Spadacenta (Kat) and 20 great grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters Josephine (Frank) Attand, Mildred (Anthony) Cavallaro, Eleanor (James) Costanzo, Anna (John) Rapuano, Marie (Frank) Canna & brothers Mayor Frank Messina & Constantine Fred Messina, living sisters-in-law Marie (Babe) Messina & Nellie Messina, respectively. Served in the Marine Corps during WWII. Was Past Commander of American Legion Post 89. Retired as Agency Manager for Met Life. Tirelessly devoted to working with and helping numerous children's activities throughout the town of East Haven. Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Vincent DePaul Church Friday at 11:00 am with visitation from 9:00-10:30 at Clancy Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave, East Haven. Interment with military honors will follow at East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may to made to Orchard House Adult Day Care, 421 Shore Drive, Branford, CT, 06405 where he spent many happy days of loving care when he needed it most. www.clancyfuneralhome.com

Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 30, 2013
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