Michael A. Messina

Born February 1933, in Burgettstown, PA passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. Son of Ralmondo and Calogera Messina, immigrants from Sicily, Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Peter J. Messina. Michael was a graduate of Central Catholic high school in 1951, he then attended Duquesne University and later the school of St. Philip Neri, Haverhill, MA where he studied classes of languages, Latin and Greeks. He received a Liberal Arts degree from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. He also attended St. Vincent Seminary and studied Theology. Mr. Messina served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Mr. Messina was a member of St. John Fisher Parish, Churchill. He worked in various sales positions for 6 years, then worked as a taxi driver for Yellow Cab for 26 years. Friends received in William F. Gross Funeral Home 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.), Penn Hills Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral prayers at 12 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held in St. John Fisher Church at 12:30 p.m. We will be following COVID-19 State guidelines.