Josephine T. Messina

May 19, 1927 ~ December 1, 2021 (age 94)


Josephine Imbrogno Messina went to meet her Lord on December 1, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased, by her husband, Jack Edward Messina, and her brother Frank Imbrogno. Jo was born in Stamford, Connecticut and was the daughter of the late Assunta Crocco Imbrogno and Guisseppe Imbrogno. Surviving her are five children, and their spouses, Susan (Roger) Reher, Edward (Eileen) Messina, Linda (Stuart) Cohen, Gail (Matthew) Bennett, David (Heather) Messina. She is the proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren Michael (Lauren) Messina, Brian Reher, Cheryl (Bryan) Tafel, Mark (Corinne) Reher, Christopher Cohen, Craig (Jillian) Cohen, Ashley (Michael) Paquette, Connor Bennett, Cameron Bennett, Austin Bennett, Jack Messina, and Ava Messina and nine great-grandchildren, Jake and Lily Reher, Cole Reher, Webster and Emmeline Tafel, Jackson and Caroline Messina, Corrie-Jo, and Cassidy Cohen. Jo loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Jo graduated from Central High School and returned there as a secretary for seventeen years until retirement. Jo was a volunteer at St Vincent’s Medical Center (Seton Shop), Swim Across the Sound, Reader at Blackham, and Multicultural Schools. She was a member of the Resurrection Choir and a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Assumption Church where she also volunteered for many events. Calling hours begin Monday, December 6, from 9:00a.m. to 10:15a.m., in the Redgate – Hennessy, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00a.m., in Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Hall, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Concelebrants of the Mass will be Father Peter Cipriani, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and Msgr. Christopher Walsh, resident priest of St. Charles Church, Bridgeport. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Swim Across the Sound, St. Vincent’s Medical Foundation. To send online condolences please visit


December 6, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Redgate - Hennessy Funeral Directors
4 Gorham Place
Trumbull, CT 06611

Mass of Christian Burial
December 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
545 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

Interment following funeral service
December 6, 2021

St. Michael's Cemetery
2205 Stratford Ave.
Stratford, CT 06614


Swim Across the Sound, c/o St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06606

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