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Arline Messano

July 15, 1940 — March 27, 2024

Bellaire

Arline Messano

Arline Joyce Messano, 83, of Bellaire, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.   She was born on July 15, 1940, in Passaic, New Jersey, the daughter of Joseph Margaret (Seaman) Sislak.

Arline graduated from Clifton High School in Clifton, New Jersey, and quickly settled into the life of a homemaker after marrying Vincent Messano on May 31, 1959.  She loved to take care of their home, and always made sure to keep it tidy and clean, especially the laundry.  When her son, Gary, was in elementary school, she also spent much of her time volunteering in the lunchroom, as a gym teacher, and took on many other roles.  In her younger days, she enjoyed bowling and crafting ceramics, several of which are still on display in her home.  Throughout her life, she has enjoyed watching sports in person and on TV, particularly the U of M Wolverines.

Arline is survived by her son, Gary (Barbara) Messano of Bellaire; her grandson, Ryan Howard; her sister-in-law, Patricia Bedigian of New Jersey; her niece, Jennifer (Chriss) Edmonds of New Jersey; two nephews, Joel (Kim) Sislak of South Carolina and Christopher Sislak of Virginia; and her cousin, Virginia Scalione of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Vincent Messano; and her brother, Jerry Sislak.

A funeral mass will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moms and Tots Program, c/o Good Samaritan, PO BOX 206, Ellsworth, MI 49729.

Arrangements are in the care of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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Visitation

Monday, April 8, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Luke Catholic Church

3088 M-88, Bellaire, MI 49615

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Mass

Monday, April 8, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Luke Catholic Church

3088 M-88, Bellaire, MI 49615

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