OBITUARY

Inez E. (Serra) Reardon

September 29, 1921September 2, 2018
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REARDON, Inez E. (Serra), 96, died on September 2, 2018.

Born in Springfield to the late Arduino and Fernanda (Veratti) Serra, she lived most of her life in Norwood. She worked for a number of years as a writer with a by-line for a Norwood newspaper edited by George Sherlock. Her famous achievement was her founding of the Norwood Art Association with her dear friend Arlene Mollo in 1978. She has worked within the association making sure that NAA prospered through the years. She also has exhibited her paintings in all their Spring and Fall shows. Over 200 prints of her popular watercolor painting “Springtime on the Common” have been sold.

Inez was predeceased by her husband, Neil Reardon in 2010 and her sister, Lorraine in 2017. She is survived by three sons, Neil Jr., Richard, Brian and his wife Paula; daughter-in-law, Patricia Starr; five grandchildren: Katie Taylor, Kimberly Banigan and her husband Ed, Patrick Reardon, Bethany and Luke Reardon; three great-grandchildren Emma Rose Raymond, Madelyn Starr Taylor and Owen Russell Banigan.

Funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home on Friday, September 7th at 10:00am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Inez Reardon may be made to the Norwood Art Association, PO Box 865, Norwood, MA 02062.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Interment Friday, September 7, 2018
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Biography

REARDON, Inez E. (Serra), 96, died on September 2, 2018.

Born in Springfield to the late Arduino and Fernanda (Veratti) Serra, she lived most of her life in Norwood. She worked for a number of years as a writer with a by-line for a Norwood newspaper edited by George Sherlock. Her famous achievement was her founding of the Norwood Art Association with her dear friend Arlene Mollo in 1978. She has worked within the association making sure that NAA prospered through the years. She also has exhibited her paintings in all their Spring and Fall shows. Over 200 prints of her popular watercolor painting “Springtime on the Common” have been sold.

Inez was predeceased by her husband, Neil Reardon in 2010 and her sister, Lorraine in 2017. She is survived by three sons, Neil Jr., Richard, Brian and his wife Paula; daughter-in-law, Patricia Starr; five grandchildren: Katie Taylor, Kimberly Banigan and her husband Ed, Patrick Reardon, Bethany and Luke Reardon; three great-grandchildren Emma Rose Raymond, Madelyn Starr Taylor and Owen Russell Banigan.

Funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home on Friday, September 7th at 10:00am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Inez Reardon may be made to the Norwood Art Association, PO Box 865, Norwood, MA 02062.