Ronald E Messenger 1927-2021 Obituary

Ronald E. Messenger, 93, a life-long resident of Tolland, MA, went home to God on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 with family by his side. Born August 22, 1927 in Springfield, MA, he was a son to the late Earl and Elsie (Jahn) Messenger. He graduated from Westfield Trade School and worked for Jahn Foundry in Springfield for 46 years. In addition, he and his family ran Twin-brook Campground, as well as a Maple Syrup business and farm. He was a devoted husband to Pearl for 60 years, and a father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves behind his 4 sons and 2 daughters, Ronald Jr., Jeff, Jamie (wife Sharon), and Donna (husband Don) and 3 grandchildren, Megan Elena and Paul, extended family members and friends. A brief service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at the Tolland Congregational Church, Tolland. A reception will follow at the Safety Complex. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald’s name to the Tolland Fire Dept. or the Tolland Congregational Church. Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please visit

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