Rena Young, of Saranac Lake, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake after a long illness.
Calling hours for Rena will be held today, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake. A funeral service will also take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 3p.m. at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake. Burial will be at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Tupper Lake immediately following the funeral service.
Rena is survived by three daughters, Dawn Sauve, and her husband Andre, of Tupper Lake; Tammy LaMora of Saranac Lake; Jeanne Beeman of Tupper Lake. Additional survivors are Donna (O'Dell) Nicklaw of Tupper Lake, and Scott O'Dell and Steven O'Dell, both of Binghamton, who were taken in as children and raised as her own; one sister, Reta Larabie and one brother, George Young, both of Tupper Lake; one Godchild, Carrie Richer of Tupper Lake.
Rena is also survived by many grandchildren, Brianna Sauve, Neanna LaMora, Aiden LaMora, Audrianna LaMora, Rilynn Beeman, Warren Beeman, Rayne Beeman, and Shawn Nicklaw. Her first great-grandchild, Azreal is due this month. Rena is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Rena was born January 30, 1951, in Tupper Lake, the daughter of Jeanne (Quilette) Young and George Young.
Rena earned her GED and attended college at North Country Community College, earning her LPN degree.
Rena married Patrick LaMora in April of 1969 and they were married for 33 years. Rena worked in private nursing for many years in Florida before moving back to New York.
Rena loved spending time with her family and dog, Brandy, of eleven years. She also enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis.