RICH CREEK, VA – Rena Rabin died Aug. 27, 2023, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Rich Creek. Born in New York City, New York, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Caminear) Rabin. She lived in New York for 32 years, in New Jersey for 32 years, moved to Rhode Island for 10 years, settling in Virginia 21 years ago.
She was a homemaker while her children were at home, then when her youngest started school she worked for four years at the family business, Bills Village Florist in Boonton, New Jersey. Rena was fully dedicated to her children, her home and her crafts. She was a prolific knitter, crocheter, seamstress and artist. When she wasn’t crafting and creating, she was reading, or watching her favorite shows.
She was the devoted mother and mother-in-law of Alane Homer and her husband, Geoff Walsh, of Blacksburg, Virginia; Larry Goldenberg, of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts; Dennis Goldenberg and his wife, Phyllis, of Hackettstown, New Jersey; Joyce Goldenberg and her husband, Jeff Feakes, of Columbia, South Carolina; and Andrew Goldenberg and his wife, Bridget, of Willimantic, Connecticut. She was the dear sister of the late Marion Chorney. She was the loving grandmother of Michelle Homer, Stephanie Homer, Sarah Kennedy, Lisa Roberts, Brian Goldenberg, Stephen Goldenberg and Daniel DeMartino. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Sophie, Colin, Lily, Violet, Bentley, Grayson, Sydney and Peyton.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023