December 19, 1924 ~ February 8, 2021
Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Durham, CT
Corine Tecla “Rena” Vreeland, 96, wife of the late Raymond Vreeland, Ret. HFD, passed away at Twin Maples Healthcare Center in Durham on February 8, 2021. Born in New Haven December 19, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Carlo and Corina Baldwin DaVia. Rena is survived by her two loving children; Thomas Vreeland of Hamden and Patricia (Luke) Lomeland of Wareham, MA, grandchildren; Leah (Scott) Bradley and Tyne (Andrew) Jeffrey, great-grandchildren; Nathan and Lydia Jeffrey, and her sister Quinta Platino Raccio of Hamden. She was predeceased by her siblings; Antoinetta Rey, Irma Bernasconi, Lindo (Lenny) DaVia, Genevieve Proto, Luigi (Louis) DaVia and Theresa D’Onofrio. After growing up in New Haven and graduating high school, Rena moved to Hamden, where she was a resident for over 75 years. She worked as a administrative assistant for New Haven Railroad, Home Insurance Company and Yale University. Rena was an active communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, and also loved reading, games and puzzles, and studying and observing birds. Above all else, Rena loved her family and her cherished social circle. She wanted her family to know how deeply they were loved and their presence was a joy and comfort.
Friends may visit with her family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to her Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in Christ the Bread of Life Parish / Blessed Sacrament Church, Circular Ave, Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden.
Mass of Christian Burial: February 11, 2021 11:00 am
Blessed Sacrament Church
321 Circular Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514