Obituary: Rena B. (Berte) Zanella, 91

Rena B. (Berte) Zanella, 91, of Southborough, died Wednesday, September 07, 2016 after a period of declining health. Born in Framingham, she was daughter of the late Peter & Julia Berte, and the beloved wife of the late Richard V. Zanella. Rena worked for many years at the Crowne Plaza in Natick.

She is survived by her four children, Richard Zanella and Mary Poteet of Milford, Carol Wills of Southborough, Mark Zanella & his wife Candus of CA, and Karen Zanella-Prater & her husband James of Southborough, her granddaughter, Brittany Wills-Lemoine & her husband Nicholas of North Dakota, and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St, FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday morning, September 13th at 9 oclock. Funeral Mass to follow in St. Matthews Church, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough, at 11 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Renas name to: The Alzheimer’s Association , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions and messages of condolence, please visit

(Obituary via Metrowest Daily News and

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Susan Munzert Judd
5 years ago

I am trying to get in touch with one of the children, Mark Zanella of the deceased Rena B. Zanella. I left condolences and when I entered my email address so they could respond , it declined it saying it wasn’t a valid email address, which it is.
I hope and pray you can forward this to Mark.
My email address is: OR
My cell number is: 980-622-6873

I will try to contact the Funeral Home in the morning in hopes incase this isn’t read before the Service.

Thank you for your help
Susan Munzert Judd

Dave Monroe
5 years ago

My condolences to the Zanella family. I also knew Mark and would love to speak with him..

Dave Monroe

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