Lorraine A. Messana

April 21, 1927 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 93)




Lorraine A. Messana, 93, of Middletown, NJ passed away on February 10th, 2021. She was born in Fairview, NJ to the late Homer Mullen and Ann Rispoli and lived over seventy years in Cliffside Park, NJ. She went on to become the Director of Bergen County Senior Housing Authority, where her commitment to every resident and staff member earned her a treasured place within the community.

Lorraine is predeceased by her beloved husband, Mario Messana. She is survived by her son, William J. Belinski and her daughter, Patricia A. Elia. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Justin Belinski, Jonathan Belinski, Dr. Jaime Elia, and Paul Elia and her adored great grandchildren, Thomas, Aaron, Taylor, Sydney, Kate, Thayer, and Olympia and her constant companion, her Maltese, Kazi.

She lived a full life of faith, loved music, animals and above all, her family. Her life of unqualified love lives through the legacy of her family. Ever humble, Lorraine was always surprised people were so nice to her…she made it so easy to be nice.

All arrangements are private in these trying times under the direction of John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Please visit Lorraine’s memorial website available at In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and Meals on Wheels.




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