Edward Messer

Edward M Messer, 90, of 20 Spector Road Woodbridge, CT passed away November 18, 2010 at his family’s home  after years of living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Ed leaves his adoring wife of 64 years, Carol, daughter Jane Messer and her children Robert, Suzanne, and Marisa with whom he lived and a daughter Karen Messer, her husband Bill Watters, their children Michael and David, and many devoted friends. The world was a better place having had this generous humanitarian of great integrity.  He will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be held at the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. The interment will be in the United Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven. A reception to celebrate Ed’s life will be held at Woodbridge Country Club immediately following the cemetery.

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  1. Enrico Belenchia said,

    11.20.10 at 12:30 pm

    A good man, I will always remember……….may he rest in peace next to God.

  2. Rosemari &Paul Clogher said,

    11.20.10 at 5:31 pm

    Paul and I were saddened to read of the passing of your beloved father when we read the New Haven Register today. He was a caring husband, loving father, and devoted grandfather. In the many times we had the pleasure of being in his company he was always a gentleman, always thoughtful, and most of all always caring. Be assured that his love for all of you knew no bounds. May the love and kindness he extended to all of you without reservation or conditions sustain and comfort you.
    Love, Rosemari Clogher

  3. Suzanne Messer said,

    11.20.10 at 5:50 pm

    I miss you so much.The house just isn’t the same without your smiling face!!
    I love you so much, I know your in a better place now.
    Your ok kid!
    love your granddaughter,

  4. charles & carolyn schnee said,

    11.20.10 at 10:22 pm

    Carrie & I wish to extend our sympathy for Ed’s passing. We are sorry that we cannot attend the funeral but we must be in Manhattan to celebrate the 2nd birthday of our great grandson.

  5. beverly Witten said,

    11.21.10 at 11:32 am

    Dear Carol,Jane,Karen and family emmbers,
    I was so saddened to read of Ed’s passing. he was a beautiful man,–admeired and loved by so many.His love of his family was always in the forefront. The quiet,caring happy manner he showed was admired by all. Who will ever forget the sight of Ed taking wonderful pictures at every happy occasion…Those pictures will be cherisher.
    May the knowledge that so many are grieving with and for you bring some measure of solace.
    Ed was a man admired by all for his tenderness,caring for others,and the exemplary way he conduted his everyday life. He was truly loved by all who knew hin.
    May he have the rest he has earned, My heartfelt prayers are with and for you all.

  6. elly & herb schneiderman said,

    11.21.10 at 11:42 am

    carol, elly and i spent many an evening together with you and Ed, and it was always a pleasure. we remember Ed as the perfect gentleman. he surely will be missed by all who knew him. please accept our condolences on this very sad occasion. all our love to you and family. ELLY & HERB SCHNEIDERMAN

  7. Betty R. Goodwin said,

    11.21.10 at 12:49 pm

    Dear Carol, Jane, Karen, and Family,
    Ed was a gentle giant of a man whose friendship and caring was cherished by all those who called him a friend. He showed unconditional love and respect to all. He shared a great love of life, devotion to being his own man, and walked a life of care and love to family utmost. His special times are easily remembered via seeing the photos in his home, and knowing the joys he shared in being a husband, father, and best in his role of being a greatfather. He loved sharing time with Robbie, Suzanne, Marisa, and David, and Michael, and they are showing their mentoring via being the types of persons that they are. It was a joy knowing Ed, and seeing the smiles, laughter, advise, care, and specialness of the man he was to all. When I spoke to my Uncle Pat, and told him, He said Ed, was a special friend, and a really nice person, and wanted to extend his thoughts on behalf of the family.Please accept my sympathy, and regrets at this time.
    With love, and friendship

  8. Betty R. Goodwin said,

    11.21.10 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Carol, Jane, Karen, Robbie, Suzanne, Marisa, Michael, and David,
    Ed was a gentle giant of a man whose friendship, and caring was cherished by those who called him a friend.He showed unconditional love and respect to all. He shared a great love of life and devoted to being his own man, walk his own life, and devoted to family utmost. Some of the best times of his life, was in his role of being a sole mate to Carol, being a great father to Jane, and Karen, and his best role* his being a grandfather to Robbie, Suzanne, Marisa, David, and Michael. He loved this role, and shot the best pictures of these young adults, and smiled all the time in sharing stories, visits, and knew he was respected, and also their times were the best. His role of photographer in the city, and Fla, brought the best of pictures, and memoires to all.
    He was a dear friend to all, loved life, and was best in being just his self. He needed no titles, just smiles, and huggs, and was deeply loved and respected.
    I spoke to my Uncle Pat, and told him about Ed, his simple comment was he was a really nice person, and a great friend.
    Please accept my deep regrets, and sympathy at this time.
    With friendship,
    Betty aka* Aunt Betty

  9. Bert and Martha Weisbart said,

    11.21.10 at 1:28 pm

    Dear Carol and family,

    Ed was an unfailingly nice man….a mensch…and an honorable man…with a ready smile and a ready camera. We have photos of Laura’s Bat Mitzvah…only because of Ed, as well as photo memories of so many times in early years. As mixed doubles tennis “adversaries,” who can forget Carol’s “yours,” and Ed’s scrambling. May his memories always bring comfort and a warm smile….and may he be at peace.
    Fondly, Bert and Martha

  10. Bob & Barbara Shulman said,

    11.21.10 at 3:49 pm

    We are so sorry,he enriched all our lives

  11. Harold Batt said,

    11.21.10 at 8:46 pm

    Dear Carol and Family, Irma and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you .As you know,my friendship with Ed goes back over 70 years and Irma and I as couples ,ever since you got married.We have very many fond memories, starting with those happy days on the Boulevard with my parents.

  12. Blossom Oshen said,

    11.21.10 at 10:14 pm

    Dearest Carol and family,
    It is with great sorrow to learn of Ed’s passing. He will be remembered as a wonderful, kind man and a great guy. He will be missed by all those who were touched by him.