Peter J. Messina, Sr. passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the age of 90. Beloved husband for 66 years to Bette Jean Arnona Messina. Devoted and loving father of Peter J. Messina, Jr. (Bonnie), Michael J. Messina (Rachelle), Virginia M. Messina, John A. Messina (Maria Ramirez), Julie M. Messina, and Joseph M. Messina (Lisa). Loving grandfather of Jessica R. Messina, Mollie E. Messina, Michael J. Messina, Jr., and Macie J. Messina.
Mr. Messina served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Corporal from September 1949 in the 3450th air police squadron until his honorable discharge in September 1955. Mr. Messina began his career in 1951 with Taca International Airlines working out of New Orleans International Airport. He retired in July 1997 as U.S. Regional Manager after a 46 year career with the Central American Airline. Mr. Messina was a parishioner of St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church since 1954.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church, 309 Manson Ave. Metairie, LA 70001 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am with a Mass starting at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001.
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