Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL


Cynthia Messina

March 23, 1962August 1, 2020

Cynthia Messina 58, of Coral Springs, FL passed away August 1, 2020. Beloved wife of Mark J. Petratis for 23 years. Devoted daughter of Joseph and Phyllis Messina. Sister of Rene (Michael) Capusio and aunt of Joseph and Alexis Capusio. Cindy was a Funeral Director for 35 years. She currently is the manager of Kraeer-Funeral Home in Coral Springs. Cindy helped thousands of families over the years and was involved in many community organizations and charities. Cindy was a friend to everyone and we were all better for being in her life. We love you to the moon! We will never forget you. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew Catholic Church 9950 NW 29th Street Coral Springs, FL 33065


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Cynthia Messina

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Phil Mercado

August 11, 2020

Sad to hear of Cindy's passing on the NFDA newsletter obituaries.
Have many fond memories from mortuary college, family parties at the house on Rocky River Dr. She will surely be missed. I'd like to visit further about her and can be reached at 440-506-7800.
My prayers and love to all her family!
Phil Mercado

Tom Gale

August 10, 2020

My condolences to the family. I attended mortuary college with Cindy in Cincinnati, OH many years ago along with our friends Allen Ganley and Tami Baird of Troy, OH. My, what wonderful memories I have! She taught me how to speak Italian and introduced me to good Italian food! What fun we all had together! She was indeed a true professional and asset to funeral service and to those she served. Rest in peace good lady and may peace and comfort be given to your family.

Tom Gale
Class of 1985 CCMS
Old Town Alexandria, VA


August 8, 2020

To Mark and family
My dad and I want to give you our deepest condolences in the loss of Cynthia , She was such a wonderful and caring person , she helped so many of people and she was easy to talk to especially when i lost my mom in August 15 2012 , We saw her every year since my mom passed away at the Christmas mass . We were so shocked to hear of her passing . We will all miss her very much .

Love Mike and Dawn

Judi Messina

August 7, 2020

I wish I had had more contact with Cindy. I was always so impressed with her strength, her independent mind, and the way she carried herself. She and Mark were a great fit. I am heartbroken for Uncle Joe, Aunt Phyllis and cousin Renee.

Suzette Billett Hecker

August 7, 2020

Mark and family,
I know there are really no words, right now, to soften the pain you all are feeling in your hearts at the loss of your wonderful wife, daughter, friend, coworker and quintessential professional. Cindy was always kind and caring to me when I had the opportunity to work with her. She always had the right answer and point of view to make things pallatable for our families, at what is the most emotionally and mentally challenging time of anyones life. I believe that one must have a "calling" to work in the funeral industry and I believe Cindy had that calling. Things will definitely not be the same without Cindy being there. My deepest sympathies go out to my friend Mark and all of his and Cindy's family. May you all have peace, love and strength among you as you travel this very difficult time. I breath a deep sigh of disbelief!! Love and light to all....

Catherine Fisher

August 7, 2020

Heaven gained a beautiful angel this week. I have so many memories but my favorite as a child was you taking me to my first bar. We always laughed about it. You were so awesome to me while I was sick and I wished more than anything that I could have physically been there for you during your illness. I prayed for comfort and am at peace that you are now watching over us all with your genuine heart, laugh, and smile.

Marge Muth

August 6, 2020

Dear Mark
I can't say anything more that hasn't been said often.You know how everyone loved your dear wife.We will always remember her and will give our love and caring to you.
God Bless you Cindy.
God Bless you Mark!
Marge Muth

Eleanor McCarthy

August 6, 2020

Mark, I am so sorry for the loss of your soulmate, Cindy. I remember her as kind, smart and thoughtful to everyone. I think of you every day and pray for you . I am so saddened and I want you to know I will never forget beautiful sweet Cindy.

Eleanor McCarthy

Ana Mistrello

August 6, 2020

For more than 10 years I had the privilege of having Cindy and Mark as my neighbors. The best neighbors anyone could wish for. Cindy was so caring....she always made sure I was ok, because I lived alone, so if she didn't see me for a couple of days she would ask Mark if he had seen the garage door go up or down, or any activity. One of my guardian angels for sure. We shared many meals together and I always felt at home at their dinner table. What a beautiful, loving human being. I will miss you and remember you for as long as I live. I am sure we will meet again one day in heaven. Sorry you had to go so soon.

Fr. Michael Rock

August 5, 2020

What a angel. Cindy had a beautiful smile that reflected the heart of gold in her. Mark, you brought her much joy and happiness. May she now guard and watch over you from heaven. I will never forget the countless fun we had growing up. Cindy, loved you dear, may the angels lead you to paradise.


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