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Rena Sosna

September 7, 1938 — February 2, 2017

Rena Sheila P. Sosna (Age 78) of Surprise, AZ passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2017. Rena was born on September 7, 1938 to the late Meyer and Evelyn (nee Yaffe) Price in Cambridge, MA. She grew up in Brighton, MA with her parents and sister/best friend, Elissa. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1956 and went on to earn her Associates degree from the Chandler School for Women (Business) in 1958. Upon graduation she worked as a medical secretary from 1958-1962. Family was always most important to Rena. She married Herbert A. Sosna on October 7, 1961 in Brookline, MA . They began their married life in Newton, MA and then moved to Wayland, MA where they raised their two children. Rena is the much beloved mother of Sheri Morris (John) of Marana, AZ and David of Phoenix, AZ. She is also the very loving and fun "Grammy" to Mike Morris and Jamie Morris. In addition to her dedication to taking care of her family Rena pursued and enjoyed a successful sales career. She also enjoyed many hobbies/activities including card games (especially Canasta), Scrabble, board and word games, crosswords, bunco, bowling, walking, and reading. In 2000 Herb and Rena built their retirement home in Surprise, AZ where they enjoyed many joyful years in the beautiful sunshine spending quality time with their kids and grandchildren. She was a dedicated and supportive "Grammy" throughout the years attending many of Mike & Jamie's academic and sporting events. More than that, "Grammy" had a true personal connection with each of them. Rena will be remembered and treasured by all who knew her for her many wonderful qualities. She was truly loved by all. She was a positive, brave, warm, and giving person. She was funny, sweet, and kind. She had the ability to make everyone around her simply feel good. She was also a selfless caregiver to Herb the last four years of his life. Rena was predeceased by her parents, Meyer and Evelyn and her husband of 54 years, Herb. Rena is survived and dearly loved by her daughter Sheri and husband John, son David, grandson Mike, granddaughter Jamie, and her sister Elissa Salett. Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 9:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024. All are welcome to attend A Celebration of Life directly following the service in Surprise, AZ. For location details call Sheri at 623 910-0133. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions made in Rena's name to Hospice of the Valley or the charity of your choice.

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Friday, February 10th, 2017 9:30am, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

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