In Memory of Rena B. Sunderlin

September 5, 1926 - November 4, 2020

Resided in Utica, NY


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Rena B. Sunderlin, 94, of Utica, died November 4, 2020 at the Utica Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born September 5, 1926 in Tupper Lake, NY, daughter of the late Teless and Alexina Beor Boutet. She graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and Utica College.

Rena was employed as a nurse at Utica Psychiatric Center and retired after 35 years.

She was a member of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and volunteered with the St. Elizabeth Hospital Guild.

Rena was an avid reader.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law Robert, Jr. and Eileen Sunderlin of Easton, PA, Richard and Bernadette Sunderlin of Utica and David Sunderlin of Utica; her grandchildren Ryan and his wife Amanda, Brandon and his wife Kelly, Celena, Christopher, Nicholas and his wife Becca, Ciani, and Liana; her great grandchildren Sean, Carter, Owen, Maggie, Richie and Evan. She was predeceased by her sister Evelyn Class and brother Lionel Boutet; her former husband Robert Sunderlin and many other loving family and friends.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours are on Saturday morning from 9-10 at the church, prior to the Mass. Face masks must be worn. Social distancing and contact tracing will be implemented.

In memory of Rena, donations may be made to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes or the charity of your choice.