Laufey Messina
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Obituary of Laufey Messina

It is great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Laufey Messina (nee Sammundsdottir), on March 31, 2021. She was 85 years old.

Laufey was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1935. She married Douwe Mulder and the couple moved to the United States in 1955. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Laufey is survived by her second husband of 32 years, Fred Messina; her children, Eleni Whitewolf, Hilda Paulhus (deceased husband Michael) and Henry Mulder (Laura); her step-children, James Messina (Jean), Fred Messina (Dolores), Kathy Harris (Scott) and Rob Messina (Cindy); her grandchildren, Jason (partner Heather and her children, Lilly, Lexi, Lacey and Laney), Kaitlyn (Edmund), Christine (John), Joseph (Kim), Kevin, Ryan (Lynette), Eric (Jessica), John, Jacqueline and Timothy; and her 7 great grandchildren, Olivia, Makenzie, Emma, Lucas, Mason, Logan and Evan.

Funeral services will be held privately for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laufey’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.