Rena Lucille Hammond

Rena Lucille Hammond

Rena Lucille Hammond, age 89 of Bradford, passed away on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at Cayuga Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on April 15th, 1931 in Bradford, New York the daughter of the late Earl Perry and Helen (Galusha) Perry. Rena graduated from Bradford High School with the Class of 1949. She later went on to marry her beloved husband, John E. Hammond and later went on to celebrate the births of their 5 children. She was employed by Corning Inc. for almost 39 years before her retirement.

Rena was a life long member of the Bradford Baptist Church, where she was proud to have served as treasurer for many years. Rena was a dedicated Sunday School teacher, and touched the lives of many people with her faith and words of wisdom. Most of all, Rena was dedicated to her family and was especially proud to be a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Rena's faith and belief in God defined her life. Her devotion and love of family was centered around that faith and belief. She was respected and loved by all who knew her throughout her life.

Rena is survived by her beloved children: Cheryl (Steve) Hitbrand, John J. (Carol) Hammond, David Hammond, Cindy (Tim) Glick and Melody Czopkiewicz; 10 cherished grandchildren; 19 loved great-grandchildren; her sister: Marjorie (Tom) Fink; her special friends: Ginger and Bruce McAdams; sister-in-law: DeeDee Perry; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rena was predeceased by her husband: John E. Hammond and her brother: William Perry.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bradford Baptist Church 2788, Yawger Hill Road Bradford, New York 14815. A funeral service will immediately follow at the Bradford Baptist Church. To live stream Mrs. Hammond's service, please visit the Bradford Baptist Church YouTube Page Burial will follow in the family plot in Bradford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rena's name may be sent to Bradford Baptist Church, 2788 Yawger Hill Road Bradford, New York 14815 for missionary designation.

Posted online on February 21, 2021