Mary Teresa Messina, a 5 year Middletown, NY resident formerly of Washingtonville, NY and Melbourne, FL entered into rest on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Rocco and Anna Bruno Bova, she was born on July 8, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY.
Mary was a homemaker, but formerly worked as a fashion designer after receiving a fashion scholarship to attend F.I.T. Mary was also an artist, painting portraits and writing poetry and was published. She was an excellent cook and baker but most of all she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mary attended St. Anastasia Church in Harriman.
Survivors include; her daughter, Mary Messina-Webber and her husband Richard of Middletown, NY; sons, Rocco W. Messina and his significant other Jennifer Marra of Fishkill, NY and Vito R. Messina and his wife Carmen of Highland Falls, NY; 5 grandchildren, Vito, Anthony, Jamie, Fabiana and Rocco; numerous nieces & nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Vito Messina, and siblings Rose Pellegrino, Madeline Pellegrino and Louie Bova.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, NY.
Funeral Services will begin at 7:30 PM following the visitation. Cremation took place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.