• Irene S. Larson
    July 12,2013
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    Irene S. Larson
    Irene S. Larson

    Irene S. “Rena” Larson, 91, died June 14, 2013, at her home in Rutland.

    She was born November 22, 1921, in Carlie, England, the daughter of John and Mary (Johnstone) Scott. The family moved to Crewe, England, and Rena attended school there.

    Rena met George H. Larson when he was stationed in England during WWII. They were married on November 19, 1945. She came to the United States and after her husband graduated from McGill University, they settled in Rutland. Rena played an active role in helping her husband establish his dental practice. She was also actively involved as a volunteer for many organizations in the community. She enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid bridge player.

    Rena earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Joseph and her master’s degree from Antioch University New England. She was employed for many years as a counselor for Rutland Mental Health.

    For 25 years, Rena was actively involved in Fishnet Northeast, a non-denominational organization she and her husband founded in 1984. Fishnet Northeast promoted the Christian healing ministry by sponsoring conferences and retreats in the Northeast, and was partnered with Christian Healing Ministries of Jacksonville, Fla.

    Rena was predeceased by her husband in 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Romano and her husband, Michael, of Rutland, as well as two grandchildren, Benjamin Truhan and Amanda Blubaugh. Rena is also survived by a son, Iain Worth of Brattleboro.

    Services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
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