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Laura Reno

Laura Lynn Reno

Sunday, May 26th, 1957 - Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Laura Reno of Grosse Pointe passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
She was born May 26, 1957, in Flint, to Douglas and Reba Lewis. She attended Ainsworth High School, graduating in 1975, then earned an associate’s degree in business from Central Michigan University in 1977. Laura worked on the clerical staff at General Motors until 1983, and became a stay-at-home-mom after her first child was born.
After losing a child unexpectedly to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), Laura devoted her professional career to the Michigan SIDS Alliance, first as a volunteer and later was in charge of public relations/communications for the national organization, First Candle. Her work encompassed everything from providing grief support to families impacted by SIDS, to organizing nationwide fundraising events.
Laura was a parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, where she raised her family and met her best friends that turned into lifelong friendships.
Laura enjoyed gardening, playing tennis, creating homemade recipes that her children would collect, babysitting her grandchildren, spending time with family, and her dogs, Casey and Sadie. A former athlete, Laura was all-conference in track and speedball in high school, coached her children's youth sports teams, and later attended every one of her grandchildren’s sporting events. Being a grandmother was one of her greatest accomplishments.
Laura is survived by her mother, Reba Lewis; children, James Reno (Elizabeth), Emily Fell (Nicholas) and Marc Reno (Kimberly); grandchildren, James Reno, Luke Reno, Frances Fell, Eleanor Reno and Anthony Reno; and sisters, Julie Tuck (Richard) and Melissa Monette. She was predeceased by her father, Douglas Lewis; and son, Daniel Patrick Reno.
Visitation takes place 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, with a 7 p.m. scripture service, followed by a sharing of memories, at Chas. Verheyden Inc, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park. Laura will lie instate at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, until the time of her funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. Interment follows at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
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    7 pm scripture service followed by a sharing of memories.
  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church
    1401 Whittier
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
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    She will lie instate at 10 am until the time of her Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.
    Fr. Andrew Kowalczyk, CSMA
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    18201 Clinton River Rd.
    Clinton Township, Michigan
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Vikki Collier

Posted at 02:56pm
Please know Infant Loss Resources; (formerly SIDS Resources) , sends their deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek

Pamela Gaggin

Posted at 09:03am
Peggy, Julie, Missy,

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We all remember growing up across the street from your family and treasure those memories, especially now, those with Laurie. Good neighbors, good friends, May God bless you and give you comfort. Mary, Vicky (Polk) and Pam (Gaggin) Vied

Elisabeth Bergoo

Posted at 02:50pm
I will always remember Laura as classy, smart and kind. I enjoyed so much working with her while she was heading up public relations for the First Candle organization. My heart goes out to her whole family. She always talked about her family and especially her grandchildren she was so devoted to. In loving memory, Elisabeth Bergoo

Michael Dwyer

Posted at 12:33pm
I am so saddened to learn of Laura's untimely passing. She was an amazing advocate for SIDS prevention and I enjoyed working with her when I was on the board of directors for First Candle. Condolences to her entire family.

Sonia Sids Posted at 06:05pm

La perdita di una donna come Laura è stata una triste notizia per tutte noi organizzazioni di genitori vittime della SIDS . Condoglianze a tutta la sua famiglia. SUID & SIDS Italia Onlus

Tom and Nathan Lewis

Posted at 06:04pm
Forever in our hearts and prayers.
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