Dominic M. Messina
03/02/1922 - 03/02/2020
Obituary For Dominic M. Messina
Dominic M. Messina 98 of Rockord passed away on his 98th birthday, March 2, 2020. He was born March 2, 1922 in Rockford, the son of Michael and Mary Messina. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He married Helen LaRosa on December 1, 1956 in ST. Anthony Church. He worked for 11 years at the Illinois Central Railroad and then Valspar until his retirement in 1986. Dominic loved the outdoors, especially hiking and swimming. He loved his family, spending time with them was his love. Dominic was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. He and Helen shared 57 wonderful years of marriage, which he often referred to as the best years of his life. Helen and Dominic's life together remains a model of love and respect for their children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his three daughters, Mary (Mike) LaLoggia, Julia (Mike) Embry and Donna Messina (Dan Marinelli); grandchildren, Theresa (Ryan) Young of Naperville, Anna (Mike) Koenigs of Madison, John (Alexandra) LaLoggia of Chicago, Maria LaLoggia of Madison, Cristina LaLoggia, Abigail (Joe) Hammond, Hannah Embry and Samuel Embry. Great grandchildren, Elliot, Clark, Sophia and Bill. Brother, Steve (Audrey) Messina. Predeceased by his wife Helen. Parents. Brothers, Frank and Anthony. Sister, Annette Messina.
Funeral Mass at 11am Saturday March 7, 2020 in St Anthony of Padua Church 1010 Ferguson Street, with the Franciscan Friars officiating. Entombment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 9am until 10:45 Saturday in the church. Express online condolences at tonygasparinifunerals.com.
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