Celebrating the life of Rena Berrios
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The daughter of the late Jose and Juana Figeroa Berrios, she was born on July 2, 1916 in New York City. She was homeschooled from the age of 8 due to her medical condition, she was Rena moved to the area 11 years ago, having spent most of her life in New York City. She became a member of St. Joseph's Church in Middletown.
Rena was the family matriarch, a very loving and supportive mother. She was always there to help, whether she was asked or not. She resolved issures between family members. Rena was hardworking her whole life; she raised a great family and always pushed everyone to excel. She fantacized about taking trips, and was an avid reader who loved murder mysteries.
Rena is survived by her son, Joseph D. Serrano, Jr. and his wife Carmen of Yorktown Heights; a brother, Joseph Berrios and his wife Jacqueline (Jackie) of Florida,; two grandsons, Joseph and Darryl, three nieces, Eveline Martinez of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Nancy Adames and her husband John of Bloomingburg and Jeanie Fonseca and two great-grandchildren, Michael and Brandon .
She was predeceased by three sisters, Carmen, Jennie and Lidia.
Visitaiton will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 9 to 11 am at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am at St. Joseph's Church , 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
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