Levester (Lee) Charles Messenger, 98, of Suffield, formerly of Maine; beloved husband of the late Jean C. Messenger, passed away on February 4, 2019; peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Caroline and Charles Messenger, Lee graduated from Simsbury High School. He was employed as an aircraft mechanic with Hamilton Standard, in Windsor Locks Ct., retiring in 1980.
A proud WWII veteran, he joined the army in 1944 and fought throughout Germany in the 71st infantry division along side General Patton covering over 600 miles, mostly on foot.
During the war, Lee met his wife Jean at a square dance in Granby Ct., and married in 1944 celebrating 73 loving, wonderful years together.
Lee’s greatest joys were his family, camping, fishing, gardening, and reading mystery books.
Lee is survived by; two sons Dale C. Messenger of Wallagrass, ME, and Bruce A. Messenger and his wife Jackie of Suffield, CT; six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 4 sisters.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hartford Healthcare at Home & Hospice: 1 Northwestern Drive, Bloomfield, Ct. 06002.
The Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield has care of the arrangements.
All Funeral Services will be Private at a later date. Online condolences please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com