Posted on Jan 29th,2014 in Lee
Reno Dante Castagna Sr. January 10,1932 – January 24, 2014
Born at home on Summit Road in Richmond, MA on January 10, 1932 to Balsemina Elisa (Mettifogo) and Fiorindo Castagna, both immigrants that sailed on SS Conte Verde from Genova Italy April 8, 1924 to live in Richmond, MA. Reno is predeceased by his wife Ann Marie (Kelliher) who he truly loves, and his parents; his brothers Fiorindo Jr. and John; his sister Edith Jamross, all of whom resided in Richmond, MA. Reno is survived by his Children Reanne C. Reynolds and her fiancé Keith Palmer; Judith A. Meyer and her husband Richard; Reno D. Castagna Jr. and his 3 daughters Luzann, Julie, and Lynsey; Katherine A. Kerin and her husband Mike and their children Alex and Jessica; Antonio F. Castagna and his wife Krystal and their children Kyleigh, Kendra and Katerina; He is also survived by his sister Lena Danyleiko and her husband Nick; and his In-laws: Lenora and Jim Bergeron; Judy and George Weldon; Sandy Harvey; Eleanor Penna; Jeanette Dupuis; and several nieces and nephews. Reno graduated from Pittsfield High in 1949 and obtained an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. He served as a Medic in the Korean War. He retired from GE Ordinance as a Quality Assurance Engineer. Formally he was the Richmond Chief of Police, Richmond Volunteer Fireman, Past Commander MA American Legion Post 254. Reno is known for his self reliance, determination and his hardworking nature. He is also known for his generosity and helpfulness to all that he came in contact with. He was an avid Red Sox fan. But most of all he is remembered for his love for ALL of his family. He will be greatly missed.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, West Stockbridge, with the Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238 on Friday, January 31 from 3-6 PM.