OBITUARY

Rensselaer C. Havens

January 17, 1933January 29, 2019
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Rensselaer “Rens” Curtiss Havens, 86, of Marblehead, passed away suddenly on January 29, 2019 in Marblehead. Rens was born in Olean, New York to Rensselaer and Alice Havens on January 17, 1933. He went to school at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Rens married Rita Stacey on June 13, 1959 in Marblehead. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of RC Havens & Sons Construction for 18 years. He was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor, a former director of the Council on Aging and was an active member of the Philanthropic Lodge of Marblehead.

Rens loved his family deeply. Family gatherings were one of his favorite ways to spend his time. He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots, enjoyed playing a round of golf and being on his boat with friends and family. Rens loved many, he was loved by many, and will be missed by all.

Rensselaer is survived by his loving wife, Rita. Children: Curt and wife Natalie Havens, Stacey and husband John Barnes, Denise Pellegrini, Tim Havens and wife Amy Renz, and Michael Havens. He was pre-deceased by his loved sister, Nancy and was survived by brothers, Ross Havens and Dick Havens. Brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Gail Stacey. Grandchildren: Jessica Rand, Ricky Wyman, Samantha Lendall, Gregory Barnes, Eric Pellegrini, Derek Havens, Reid Havens, Courtney Havens, and Corbin Keiper. And Great-Grandchildren: Brianna, Braedon, Connor, Dagny and Taggart.

Celebration of life services will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Marblehead on Saturday, February 2 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Marblehead Council on Aging, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.

  • FAMILY

  • RITA HAVENS, Wife
  • CURT HAVENS, Son
  • STACEY BARNES, Daughter
  • DENISE PELLEGRINI, Daughter
  • TIM HAVENS, Son
  • MICHAEL HAVENS, Son

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Rensselaer C. Havens

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Don and Kristan Marden

February 10, 2019

We are just learning of Rens' passing and wanted to reach out to Rita, Tim, Mike and the rest of the family and share our heartfelt condolences. We were neighbors of Rens and Rita on Russell St. many years ago and the boys did a wonderful addition on our home which was almost directly across the street. It was so nice when Rens would check in on the work and give his seal of approval. He always seemed like a kind and gentle soul, quick with a smile and friendly conversation. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you Rita. Warm regards, Don and Kristan Marden

judy white

February 9, 2019

Dear Rita,
Our deepest condolences to you in the loss of your dear husband, Rens. Wishing you and your family strength, faith and comfort at this most difficult time. May all your beautiful memories of Rens sustain you.
Love,
Judy and Dan White

Bert & Liz Michaud

January 31, 2019

The town has lost a wonderful leader . We both so admired Rens and enjoyed spending time with him.
Bert especially enjoyed working with him helping set up the COA Mens Cub lunches. Such a delight and such a gentleman! Our sincere sympathy to you, Rita, and the entire family. He was so proud of you all.

Sussi Danforth

January 31, 2019

Dear Rita and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Rens's passing. I remember Rens as a kind and caring person, who loved his family. I will be thinking about you Rita.

Much love,

Sussi Danforth

Dick and Judy Moore

January 31, 2019

Rita- So sorry for your loss. Judy & I are in Marco Island, Fla until 3/1. Bill Lundregan called immediately with the news.

Rens and I enjoyed our golf trips down south for several years in the ‘90s. Loads of laughs. We always shared a bedroom in condos. Neither of us wanted to bunk with Bill.

Both Masons we enjoyed a lot of common interests. He would have loved this Sunday’s SuperBowl. Saw him at Rotary Club meetings when I made-up for a missed Salem mtg.

Haven’t seen you in quite some time. Want you to know how sorry we are.
Wish we could be there for the service.
I’ll never forget my golf buddy Rens.
Best wishes, Dick & Judy

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Jo Ann Augeri Silva

January 30, 2019

Dear Rita and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of Rens. Wishing you peace and loving memories.
Fondly, Jo Ann Silva

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Biography

Rensselaer “Rens” Curtiss Havens, 86, of Marblehead, passed away suddenly on January 29, 2019 in Marblehead. Rens was born in Olean, New York to Rensselaer and Alice Havens on January 17, 1933. He went to school at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Rens married Rita Stacey on June 13, 1959 in Marblehead. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of RC Havens & Sons Construction for 18 years. He was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor, a former director of the Council on Aging and was an active member of the Philanthropic Lodge of Marblehead.

Rens loved his family deeply. Family gatherings were one of his favorite ways to spend his time. He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots, enjoyed playing a round of golf and being on his boat with friends and family. Rens loved many, he was loved by many, and will be missed by all.

Rensselaer is survived by his loving wife, Rita. Children: Curt and wife Natalie Havens, Stacey and husband John Barnes, Denise Pellegrini, Tim Havens and wife Amy Renz, and Michael Havens. He was pre-deceased by his loved sister, Nancy and was survived by brothers, Ross Havens and Dick Havens. Brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Gail Stacey. Grandchildren: Jessica Rand, Ricky Wyman, Samantha Lendall, Gregory Barnes, Eric Pellegrini, Derek Havens, Reid Havens, Courtney Havens, and Corbin Keiper. And Great-Grandchildren: Brianna, Braedon, Connor, Dagny and Taggart.

Celebration of life services will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Marblehead on Saturday, February 2 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Marblehead Council on Aging, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.