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Rita L. Reny

Date of Death: January 16, 2021

Date of Birth: September 22, 1934

Biography:

Rita L. Reny, 86 of Lewiston passed away on January 16th, 2021 surrounded by her children. Rita was born September 22, 1934 to Joseph and Eva Lepage. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and being with family. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and attending church. Rita made a point of knitting a new sweater for all her children and grandchildren; something they are all very proud of and cherish to this day. In her later years she really enjoyed the challenges that completing crossword puzzles gave her. She loved playing solitaire on her iPad and reading Dennis the Menace comics in the daily newspaper. She was a devout Patriots fan and went to her very first Patriots game at the age of 80.

Rita was a graduate of Lewiston High School Class of 1953. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse degree from CMVTI in 1982. She worked at Bates Mill, Knapp Shoe and began her long successful nursing career on the maternity ward at Central Maine Medical Center. She came out of retirement and worked at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for 10 years. As a volunteer at Central Maine Medical Center, you could always find Rita roaming the halls wearing a beautiful smile.

Rita was predeceased by her husband Roland R. Reny Sr., her son Roland R. Reny Jr and son in law Clint Miller; her parents Joseph & Eva Lepage; her siblings Ann, Leo, Emile, Daniel, Doris and Raymond. She is survived by her children: son Anthony Reny and his wife Donna, son William Reny and his partner Debbie Sparks, daughters Madeleine Miller and Jeanne d’Arc Giroux, son James Reny and his partner Diana Michaud, daughters Theresa Carr and Mary Ann Hamel and her partner Dan Pellerin; her grandchildren Matthew and Marcus Reny, Josh Reny, Ashley and Dylan Reny, Jake and Josh Miller, Mason Giroux, Brianna Reny, Hannah and Jordyn Carr, Kayla and Andrea Hamel and fifteen great grandchildren.

A service for Rita will be held Saturday, January 23rd at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston. Visitation will be held from 2:00PM-4:00PM with a service to follow immediately. COVID restrictions will be strictly enforced.

The family would like to thank Elite Home Care, LLC and the team of caregivers from Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240

 

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