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Lucille "Lu" (nee Scanzello) Messina

Obituary for Lucille "Lu" (nee Scanzello) Messina

July 12, 2020
Langhorne, Pennsylvania


Lucille "Lu" Messina (nee Scanzello) 81 of Langhorne PA, passed away peacefully July 12th due to renal failure. Lu was born on April 14, 1939 on the good ole' Southside of Bethlehem Pa to Michael "Mickey" and Catherine "Katsy" Scanzello. She is survived by her daughter Scarlett Messina and son-in-law Jim Rosa. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years Dr. Salvatore Messina, her dearest brothers Charles and Michael Scanzello, loved nieces, nephews, in-laws, and dear family friends, plus cherished cats and dogs.
Lu graduated from Liberty HS, earned a BA from Westchester and an MA from The College of New Jersey. She lived a magnificent, adventurous, and interesting life. She traveled with her husband around the world for work and leisure from the tip of South America to Moscow including such destinations as Germany, Great Britain and Spain plus two years in the Peace Corps in Uganda.
Lu worked for many years as a classroom music teacher at Council Rock Newtown Junior HS where she produced many programs and concerts. She was an accomplished clarinet player.
Her interests in addition to a lifelong love of animals were baking, tennis, and gardening. Lu was an avid baker and baked a cake for Pope Paul VI while in Africa. Gardening was her greatest joy. Lucille and her husband created a beautiful garden around their home "not bad for two kids from the city" as they would say.
Lucille was very kind towards people and helped them out all the time. Her favorite personal quote was from the Dali Lama "Be kind" by which she led her life.
Due to COVID-19 we will not have a traditional funeral; but when conditions permit the family will hold a Memorial Service in the garden.

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Langhorne, PA 19047
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