Charlotte Mae Messina
July 24, 1944 - January 18, 2023
Charlotte Messina, 78, loving wife, mom, sister and grandma passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 18, 2023 in Phoenix AZ. Charlotte was born in Jamestown, NY on July 24, 1944. She is survived by her husband and soul mate Sam Messina, Daughters Ann Taylor (Jeff), Deborah Barrett (Mike), son Daryle Messina (Pam), grandchildren Josh, Ryan, Brooke, Ashley, Zach and Austin and sister Patricia Bollow (Tom).
Charlotte loved her family dearly and was a dedicated and loving wife, evidenced by her 57 years of marriage to the love of her life, Sam.
Charlotte's greatest joys came from spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going to dinner with friends and getting together afterward to visit, play cards and have dessert.
Charlotte was an incredible cook and baker. She especially enjoyed baking cookies with her grandchildren each holiday.
She enjoyed watching basketball and baseball on TV, and was recently becoming a football fan as well.
Her Catholic faith was important to her and she was a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Sun City. Charlotte was a true patriot who loved this country and never stopped praying for it for the sake of her grandchildren's future. Charlotte was tiny but mighty, especially when it came to fighting her cancer. She was a special lady, and will be missed very much by all her family and friends.
Charlotte's family is very grateful for all of the support, well wishes, and prayers her friends offered throughout Charlotte's illness. The staff at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix were very helpful, kind, and loving to Charlotte and her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice of the Valley on behalf of Charlotte at https://www.hov.org/donate/
Visitation begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd, Scottsdale AZ, immediately followed by a memorial service at 11:30 AM. A luncheon will follow at her son Daryle's home in Chandler. For those attending the memorial service, details for the luncheon will be provided at the service. For those unable to attend the memorial service, please contact the family for luncheon details.
For those unable to watch the livestream live, the service will be recorded and able to be viewed once the service is over at the following link: https://vimeo.com/790940425