Rena Richardson

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Rena Richardson

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 RICHARDSON, Rena, 92, EASTON, at Mars Hill, November 10, 2013. Funeral services will be held noon on Friday Nov.15, at the Easton Wesleyan Church. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle.

    EASTON – Rena Richardson, 92, passed away at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill on Nov. 10, 2013. Rena was born in Abbott on Aug. 8, 1921, the daughter of Benjamin & Mabel (Tobey) Curtis.
    She grew up in Easton with her Aunt & Uncle, Leslie and Lela Curtis. Rena graduated from Easton High in 1938 and married Clarence in 1940. They lived and raised their family in Easton and celebrated 65 years of marriage.
    Mom stayed at home and raised her six children but also worked picking potatoes, cutting seed, and on the harvester at Bradley Farms. Mom enjoyed life and people, her Saturday breakfast and shopping with the girls was a priority. She loved most sports including the Red Sox but basketball was her true passion from pee wees to the pros. Easton High presented her with a plaque for her devotion to athletics at her alma mater.
    Rena was a charter member of the Easton Wesleyan Church and rarely missed a service. She was also a member of the Central Aroostook Assoc for Retarded Citizens and the American Legion Auxiliary. In 2012, Rena was honored by the Maine Health Care Assoc. in their Remember ME Program to honor Nursing Home Residents. Her legacy to her family was her strong faith  in God and her love and devotion to her six children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Rena is survived by her five sons and their wives, Barry & Gloria, Keith & Esther, all of Easton, Kim & Marilyn of Beverly, MA, Scott & Penny of Houlton and Brent & Edie of Braintree, MA. Also her grandchildren, Jennifer & Eric Nadeau and children, Kaleigh, Bradley & Rhylee of Presque Isle; David & Erin and children, Evie & Cade of Essex, MA; Kert & Joanne and children, Ethan, Makayla, & Elyse of Rochester, NY; Kendra & JR Polson and children, Chelsea & Jeremy of Woburn, MA; Chad of Easton; Kelly & Chris Miner and children, Ashton & Sarah of Monongahela, PA; Amber & Paul Shomo of Salem, MA;  Nathan & Jenny and son, Tedy of LaPorte City, IA; Casey & Phil Quint and daughter, Lela of Ludlow;  Caleb & Jerusha of Hampton, NB; and Heidi and David of Braintree, MA.
    Rena was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Clarence; and her daughter, Sue Carol; as well as her brother, Selden “Spud” Curtis of Milo; and her sister, Violet Dean of Orland.
    Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday Nov.15, at the Easton Wesleyan Church with Reverends Matthew Maxwell and Jason Coffman co- officiating. Friends may call 11 a.m., Friday until time of service at the church. Interment will be at Estes Park Cemetery in Easton. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the interment. Those who wish may donate in her memory to the Easton Wesleyan Church, PO Box 15, Easton, ME 04740 or The Opportunity Training Center PO Box 1245 Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.