Obituaries – 05-15-2013

Charlotte P. Dann

Charlotte P. Dann, 93, of Madison, Conn., and formerly of Holmes Beach and Poultney, Vt., died May 1 in Connecticut. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Fallsburg, N.Y., daughter of the late Emery and Edith Holmes Patmor.

She was first in her family to attend college, graduating in 1940 from Syracuse University. She met her husband, Everett, while teaching math in Sandy Creek, N.Y. Together they moved to New City, N.Y., where they raised five children and Charlotte worked until retirement in 1979 as a vice president and branch manager for Nanuet National Bank.

Mrs. Dann enjoyed winters in Florida and summers in Vermont. She loved travel, gardening, playing piano and organ, quilting, reading and baking. She used her talents for many volunteer activities, including work at the thrift shop at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. She sewed layettes for migrant workers.

A memorial service will be held June 7at the North Madison Congregational Church in Madison, Conn. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York NY 10087-7106 or Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch FL 32064. Online condolences may be made at

Mrs. Dann is survived by her children and their spouses, Joyce and Larry Gibson, Ron and Candy, Roger and Kathy, Chris and Neal Scott; grandchildren Ben Mattson, Becky Hewitt, Christopher and Jessica, Nicole and Heidi Scott; and three great-grandchildren.


Nicholas ‘Nick’ Messina

Nicholas “Nick” Messina, 77, of Bradenton Beach, died May 10.

Mr. Messina was a 40-year member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. He was an avid pool player and fisherman.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday. May 16, at St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Mr. Messina is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janie;

children Mark and wife Sue, Michele and husband Dave Steger, and Chris and husband Rick Ponto; grandchildren Garrett Steger, Shauna Steger, Jordan Ponto and Kyle; great-grandchildren Bryce, Landen and Kaylie; brother Anthony and wife Lucille; and sister Adelaide Cale.

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