Elaine E. Messina

 Elaine E. Messina of Scranton died Wednesday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Unit following an illness. 

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Willard and Helen Reid Griffiths, she was a graduate of West Scranton High School Class of 1962. She had worked as press operator at Manhattan Shirt Co. and prior to retirement she had been employed by the Holy Family Residence in the kitchen.

Surviving are a son Michael of Scranton, 3 grandchildren Michael Messina, Jr., Marissa Messina, and Lauren Monahan, all of Scranton; a brother Robert Griffiths; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

At her request there will be no viewing or funeral services. 

Cremation will take place in the Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.

Arrangements have been entrusted and are under the direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence visit www.vanstonandjames.com.


  1. Andrew P. Kuzma

    So sorry to read about your loss. Our prayers are with you,the kids, and
    your Mom in this difficult time.

    The Kuzmas
    Tillie, Andrew, Mary Kay, Colleen and Drew

  2. Mary Dickinson

    So sorry to hear about Elaine’s passing . She was a remarkable woman. I really loved working with her. She loved you guys so much. She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers. Mary

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