6/23/1929 – 11/19/2020
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