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Obituary for Rena Boston

Rena Boston, 83, of New Britain, was born in Choppee, South Carolina on May 30, 1938
Rena Boston was the oldest child of Wilson and Esther Canteen. Rena had 1 sister and 3 brothers, Mary Canteen, Daniel, Henry and Caleb Canteen. Rena moved to New Britain Connecticut where she met and married James Boston; together they raised 4 children, Rosemary, Peggy, Edward, and Diane.
Rena Boston was called home on February 7, 2022, at New Britain General Hospital New Britain, Ct.
Rena was preceded in death by her mothers- Esther Canteen & Peggy Wrice; her fathers - Wilson Canteen & Rev. Harold Wrice; brothers Daniel Canteen and Caleb Canteen. Her husbands -James Boston and J.D. Surratt and her daughter Rosemary Canteen. She is survived by children, Peggy Boston of Chula Vista, CA, Edward Boston of New Britain, CT, and Diane Maxwell (Allen) of Jamul, CA. Her grandchildren Daphane Maxwell, Kamika Canteen, Ashley Maxwell, Tylan Canteen and Darnesha Boston. One great grandchild Jarreau Allen Harris. Nieces, Nephews and host of family and friends
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 19 February 2022 at Spottswood AME Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane., New Britain. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 11 am – 12 noon. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave, New Britain, CT. To send condolences, please visit: