Rena R. McCray
RUMFORD -- Rena R. McCray, 100, died on September 12, 2012 at her home in Rumford with her family by her side.
Born in Beverly, MA on December 15, 1911, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Sartolli) Carbone. She graduated from Stephens High School with the Class of 1930 and also the Fanny Farmer Cooking School in Boston.
She worked as a dietician and managed the hot lunch program at St. Athanasius School in Rumford for many years until her retirement.
Rena was a communicant of The Parish of The Holy Savior St. Athanasius St. John Church; a member of St Timothy Circle #504, Daughters of Isabella, Rumford Mother’s Club and the Rumford Mrs. Club. She enjoyed her home, Worthley Pond, trips to Florida and Canada and loved spending time with her family.
She was married in Portsmouth, NH on August 22, 1932 to Lawrence C. “Tony” McCray, who died in Rumford on February 27, 2001.
Survivors include a daughter, Louise Zollo of Rumford; six grandchildren, Diane Zollo of South Thomaston, Gloria Berry and husband,
Mike of Rumford, Scott Zollo and partner, Rick Chavez of Long Beach, CA, Timothy Zollo of Charleston, SC, Christopher Marr and wife, Patricia of Wallingford, CT, Sarah Montgomery of Budd Lake, NJ; 12 great-grandchildren, Jason and Sarah Berry of Portland, Meagan and Allison Berry of Rumford, Christine Simmonds of Rockland, Jennifer Kyle and husband, Troy of Plymouth, MA, Ashlyn Petty of Charleston, SC, Samuel and Jane Marr of Wallingford, CT, Riley, Cathan, and John Patrick Montgomery of Great Meadows, NJ.
She was predeceased by her husband; a daughter, Linda Marr; and a great-grandchild, John Scott Simmonds.