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Rena L. Hopseker

November 8, 2014

Rena L. HopsekerRena L. Hopseker, 86, formerly of Arsenal St., Watertown passed away Saturday evening, November 8, 2014, at Samaritan Keep Home.

A funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, November 26, at noon with burial following in Glenwood Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Rena was born in Watertown on February 17, 1928, the daughter of Angelo and Mary F. (San Guiliani) Guiliani and she attended Watertown schools. She married Robert Fayette December 1951 in Dexter and he died May 17, 1958. She then married Lawrence L. Hopseker on December 13, 1960 in Dexter and he died January 7, 2011.

She had clerked and was an elevator operator at both Hotel Woodruff and Smith & Percy. Rena had attended St. Patrick's Church, enjoyed true crime novels, loved animals, and doted on her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Timothy S. and wife, Kathryn, Brownville; two daughters, Sandra L. Stern and husband, Daniel, Watertown and Vicki L. Mangan and husband, Patrick, E. Amherst; four grandchildren, Julie (Stern)Signor and husband, Patrick and their two children, David and Jordan, Anne (Stern) Stevens and husband, Timothy and their daughter, Hannah, and Sarah and Angela Hopseker; sister, Florence R. "Rose" Juiliani, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her husbands, Rena was predeceased by her brothers, Paul F., Paul A., and Peter R. Juiliani, and sister, Mary F. Knapp.

Donations in her name may be made to Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Sherry Baszto 2014-11-14 11:50
At this difficult time, please know that Rena's family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by family and friends, sharing happy memories of times spent with Rena.
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#8 David Iannotti 2014-11-13 16:39
Tim,Vicki,Sandy and family.. I am truly sorry for your loss.Mrs.Hopsek er always treated me like one of the family.So many memories during my high school years. I enjoyed all the great conversations and laughs when I would be at the house. She was a classy and wonderful lady. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
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#7 Tina Foti 2014-11-13 10:08
My mom Josephine Foti grew up with Rena and went to school with her. Mom and Rena met up again in the summer of 2013 at Sam keep.How heart-warming it was to see two old friends reunite and share old, fond memories. Rena was a lovely kind woman with a quick sense of humor, She will be missed .God bless her and her family during this extremely difficul time,
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#6 Connolly Family 2014-11-12 11:18
We will miss our Sweet Rena. What a joy she brought to our lives and how special it was to know her. She was a constant joy to us. She will be dancing in Heaven. We extend our sympathy.
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#5 DEE currier 2014-11-10 23:45
Iam so sorry to learn of Renas passing thoughts and prayers to her family and friend'si got to know this lovely lady well I was a pt. for rehab on 3rd floor
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#4 peggy macaulay 2014-11-10 18:33
I will miss Rena so much ,she was such a lovely person . My prayers are with her family.
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#3 Roxanne Ferguson 2014-11-10 16:14
It was a privilege to get to know Rena. She had such a sweet cheerful disposition...a truly beautiful lady. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you.
From the Janacek family...3rd floor Samaritan Keep.
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#2 Vicky steen 2014-11-10 00:57
I am so sorry for your loss Renacha will be dearly missed by all her Samaritan family ❤️ God Bless
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#1 kristin cna 3rd 2014-11-09 23:47
thoughts and prayers to renas friends and family in this time of sadness. she will be greatly missed, and i will always cherish the time i got to spend with rena
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