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Frank J. Messer Jr.

June 23, 1929November 19, 2020
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Frank J. Messer Jr., 91, of Brookfield, CT passed away, suddenly, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Joanne (Velardi) Messer.

Frank was born in Danbury, CT on June 23, 1929 to the late Frank J. Sr., and Christine Goelz Messer. He attended Danbury Schools and was a 1947 graduate of Danbury High School. Frank received his bachelor’s degree from Pace University in 1951.

Frank became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979. He worked at various area companies and later was a self-employed CPA.

An avid sports fan, Frank enjoyed the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and New England Patriots.

Besides his wife of 69 years, Frank is survived by his five children: Joanne (Gary) Muldoon of W. Hartford, CT; Kathryn (Edward) O’Donovan of W. Hartford, CT; Frank J. (Carol) Messer, III of Middletown, CT; Richard (Stephanie) Messer of Rhinebeck, NY; and Karen (Lee) Katan of Roxbury, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are his brother, Peter (Judy) Messer, of New Milford, CT; sister, Christine Ticehurst, of Pownal, VT; brother-in-law, Charles Velardi, of San Tan Valley, AZ; and close cousin, Fred (Linda) Morlock.

Frank was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Messer; brother-in-law, Donald Ticehurst; and sister-in-law, Toni Velardi.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Brookfield with burial to follow in Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY at the convenience of the family

There are no calling hours.

Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department, 92 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804 or to St. Joseph Church, 163 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804



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Susan Standt Feigin

November 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Colleen Ives

November 21, 2020

Will be thinking of you during Thanksgivings !
We shared some great discussions and food!
It was a blessing to have Thanksgiving with you and your family.

Cathy Yanik

November 21, 2020

Jody and family, I am so sadden to hear of your father’s passing. I have come to really enjoy seeing snapshots of the Messer Family outings and celebrations on Facebook. Warm and happy memories of a great man for you all.

Peter Messer

November 21, 2020

Big Brother Frank, being five years older than me, was very tolerant of my following along with him and his friends when we were growing up in Danbury.

I certainly hope that they have the football slips and lottery in heaven, also good cable for football games and other sporting events. That would be heavenly for him.

We will miss the lunches at Jim Barberie's with him, Joanne and the cousins.

Rest in peace Frank - you will be missed.

Pete and Judy

June Schoenstein

November 21, 2020

Frank lived with my parents and me, in Bayside, for a few years while he attended Pace College. He studied hard but we also had fun. Once, when my parents were out, we filled our water pistols with my mom’s perfume and chased each other around the house ,squirtimg each other. Boy, did our house smell nice for awhile. Needless to say, Mom wasn’t too happy about that little prank.
Although I haven’t seen Frank in a few years, I will still miss him.
Our sincerest sympathy,
June and Otto

Christine Ticehurst

November 21, 2020

To My Irish Twin
Frank Messer Jr and Christine Ticehurst
I love You and miss You ❤

Loreen Brelsford

November 20, 2020

We are saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. May God bless your family with strength and peace during this difficult journey.

Sending our deepest sympathy,
Loreen and Bob Brelsford

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