Frances
C.
Messick


 

FRANCES C. MESSICK  was born Frances Holroyd in late 1930 or early 1931. By 1947 she had married C. Burroughs Messick Jr., who had served with the United States Navy as a Mailman First Class during World War II. The 1947 Camden City Directory shows them living at 620 North 8th Street in North Camden.

By 1956 the Messicks had started a family and had moved to 2940 Westfield Avenue in East Camden. They owned and operated Messick Florist at that address for 35 years before parting. Frances Messick was also active as a reading instructor at the St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral school, located a block away from her shop on Westfield Avenue.

Last a resident of Oaklyn NJ, Frances Messick passed away on February 27, 2008.


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Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931

MESSICK, FRANCES C.

On Feb. 27, 2008,(nee Holroyd), of Oaklyn, NJ. Age 87.
Beloved mother of Gerry Hess (Dennis) of Oaklyn, Jack Messick (Laura) of Deptford, Ken Messick (Sherry) of Pennsauken and the late Neil Messick. Loving grandmother of Thomas (Tiffani) and Lisa and great grandmother of Amalia. Dear sister of Mary Villano.

Mrs. Messick was the former owner and floral designer for 35 years of Messick Florist located in Camden. Mrs. Messick also taught reading for the Special Education Class at St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral School every Wednesday for 25 years and was named the Alumni Person of the Year at St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral in 1999.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet on Monday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Church 37 W. Haddon Ave., Oaklyn. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00am. Interment to follow New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made in Mrs. Messick's name to the Cooper Foundation 1 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103. Arrangements have been entrusted to the CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, Oaklyn, NJ.


Thanks for the heads-up on Uncle Jake (Jacob Attone- PMC) and Frannie. We did see the obit and were at the funeral.  She was so kind and good, we will never forget her. What a great legacy to leave. 

Joanne Farsaci DiTomasso


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