Charley Messina, Sr.

August 24, 1922, November 05, 2017

Charley G. Messina Sr.

Charley G. Messina, Sr., 95, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017, of natural causes. He was born on August 24, 1922, in Opelousas, Louisiana, to Francesca DiGiovanni Messina and Salvatore Carlo Messina. He retired at the age of 89 from the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont where he oversaw the construction and repairs to over 90 properties for the Diocese as their Construction Consultant. Prior to working for the Diocese, he owned his own business the Messina Manufacturing Company in Beaumont where he built twenty plus houses in the Beaumont area. He then started working for Mar-Len Construction where he developed the commercial construction department and built several commercial properties. After Mar-Len he then went to work for Merrill Construction and while there his most accomplishment was overseeing the construction of the Holy Family Life Center.

He is survived by his loving wife, Annette Ippolito Messina; his children, Sam C. Messina; Joseph V. Messina and wife, Sheri; Michael A. Messina and wife, Laurine; Frances M. Jones and husband, John; Charley G. Messina, Jr. and wife, June; Annette M. Leonard and husband, Dennis; and Stephen G. Messina and wife, Carey; grandchildren, Angela M. Woods and husband, Chris; Anthony P. Messina; Sean M. Jones and wife, Katherine; Justin C. Jones and wife, Lindsay; Taylor C. Jones; Katherine J. Bjorkman and husband, Reed; Casey V. Messina; Erica L. Messina; David M. Zantop and wife, Elizabeth; Lauren R. Prickett and husband, Gordon; Andrew J. Messina and wife, Katie; Patrick M. Messina; and Stephanie M. Messina; twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded by his loving parents, Salvatore Carlo Messina and Francesca DiGiovanni Messina; brothers and sisters, Joe Messina and wife, Rose; Mary Cangalosa and husband, Max; Lena Ricotta and husband, Sam; Jenny Gennuso and husband, Sony; Lawrence Messina and wife, Torida; Anthony Messina and wife, Pauline; Pearl Cascio and husband, Lee; daughter-in-law, Thelma (DeeDee) Beall; two grandsons, Michael A. Messina, Jr. and John P. Messina; and several nieces and nephews.

During World War II, Charley joined the Navy, and because of his construction experience, he was assigned to a new branch of the Navy (at the time called the Sea Bees) as Chief Petty Officer. He was discharged in 1945.

Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony P. Messina, Sean M. Jones, David M. Zantop, Justin C. Jones, Taylor C. Jones, Andrew J. Messina, Patrick M. Messina, Anthony J. Messina. Honorary pallbearers will be Sal Gennuso, Joseph C. Messina, Joseph L. Cascio, Charles G. Fertitta, Joseph F. Fertitta, Donald P. Fertitta.

A gathering of Mr. Messina's family and friends will be from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017, with a Rosary to be recited at 5:00 p.m., at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2017, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont.  His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, and St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702, in the name of Charley G. Messina, Sr.



Gathering of Family and Friends
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, November 09, 2017
4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, November 09, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (15)

  • Thanks to all for the kind words about pop he was a remarkable person, husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by a lot of people. Good by dad love you and I wish you peace. Save a place for me up there.

    12 November 2017 at 01:18 | #

    Sam Messina


  • Jim and Terry Zebrowski

    10 November 2017 at 18:52 | #

    Joe and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May your many sweet memories of your dad be of some comfort to you at this sad time. You are in our prayers.


  • Sal gennuso

    10 November 2017 at 03:17 | #

    i am so sorry my prayers are with the messina family he was my god father he taught me how to drive when i12 IF I HELPED HIM TO WAX THE 53 MERCURY


  • Fred Sachitano

    09 November 2017 at 20:12 | #

    Our deepest condolences on your loss.


  • Sam & Phyllis Chirafis

    09 November 2017 at 17:13 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Charley was such a kind and wonderful man. He was our neighbor and a great friend to my dad. May he rest in piece and may God give all of his family comfort in knowing that he will now be in his eternal home.


  • Barbara & Tommy Leicht

    09 November 2017 at 14:18 | #

    Mrs Messina; I am very sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a very kind man, loved His Family, Church, and He was always there when He was needed, and ready to serve. May His Soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, REST IN PEACE_AMEN


  • Joseph "J C" Messina

    09 November 2017 at 04:28 | #

    My deepest condolence to my Aunt Annette. Other than my Dad, I can not thank Uncle Charley enough for having the biggest influence as a kid in me choosing my later in life profession as an Architect. Along with other I will truly miss him.


  • Bertha O,Neill

    09 November 2017 at 01:25 | #

    My Love and Prayers for the Messina family. Charley will be truly missed..He was the most kind hearted man i ever had the pleasure of knowing...May you rest in Peace


  • Jared Curless

    08 November 2017 at 13:19 | #

    Nana, you, Big Charlie, and your family are in our prayers. I will always remember the Christmas Eve parties at your house, Big Charlie's shop, the pasta and meatballs on Sunday and the Viscottis.


  • Jared Curless

    08 November 2017 at 13:17 | #

    Nana, you, Big Charlie, and your family are in our prayers. I will always remember the Christmas Eve parties at your house, Big Charlie's shop, the pasta and meatballs on Sunday and of course the Viscottis.


  • Luis Bolivar

    07 November 2017 at 22:37 | #

    Steve our condolences


  • Brian Hicks

    07 November 2017 at 22:05 | #

    Praying for your family during this transition. It sounds like he lived a successful life and is loved by many.


    • Angela Wood

      08 November 2017 at 00:32 | #

      Thanks Brian. He was an amazing man.


  • Charley G Messina Jr

    07 November 2017 at 21:31 | #

    I already miss you dad. I only hope I can be the person you were. I love you more than life.


  • Anita Savino Fournier

    07 November 2017 at 00:51 | #

    Charley was a "Prince of a fellow", who I have known all of my life. I have wonderful memories that I will never forget. He was a kind, and thoughtful man. My husband Paul joins me in extending our deepest sympathy to cousin Annette and the entire family. Warm thoughts to all.. Anita Savino and Paul Fournier


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