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Lois Antoinette (Buckland) Messenger, 93, of Granby, beloved wife for 59 years of the late Wilbur Arthur Messenger, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Windham on August 4, 1924, daughter of the late George H. and Cornelia (Eddy) Buckland, she had in Granby since 1940 and was a graduate of Simsbury High School, Class of 1942. Lois provided child care services to many families in Granby for many years. She was an active member of the West Granby United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and held various positions in the United Methodist Women’s Club, as well as many other activities within the life of the church. While her daughters were growing up in Granby, Lois served as a 4-H Leader for many years. In her spare time, Lois enjoyed quilting, making crafts, gardening around her home, and spending time with her family. She leaves a son, Donald W. Messenger and his wife Gail of Ocala, FL; two daughters, Lola J. Murray of Granby and Shirley A. Isaacson and her husband David of Granby; two grandsons, Steven J. Isaacson of Granby and Brian W. Isaacson and his wife Erin of Huntington, MA; a sister, Ruth Gilhooly and her husband David of Canaan; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Harvey and Oliver Buckland; two sisters, Olive Wyman and Elinor Rose; and a son-in-law, Lawrence Murray. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 12 Noon, at the West Granby United Methodist Church, 87 Simsbury Rd., West Granby. Burial will be private in Granby Cemetery, Granby. Memorial donations may be made to the West Granby United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, West Granby, CT 06090.

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