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Darlene  M. (Kelly)  Rezendes

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“John, Timothy, Stephanie & Kenny, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers during this very difficult time. Jackie (Cathy Kelly's sister) ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Jackie Connor Sacco - Charlotte, NC

“John and family, You are in our thought and our prayers, we are so sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Tom & Kim Shortt - Watertown, MA

“Darlene was my cousin. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was so young. Praying for her family. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Gail Remedis/Carter - Taunton, MA

“Mrs.R was a beautiful person inside and out. I loved running into her at Market Basket and did just recently and despite the craziness of folks...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Kelly Kirmelewicz - Weston, MA

“I can't image what all of you are going through right now but I want all of you know I am thinking of all of you. I am so sorry.Geri ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Geri Conley - South Boston, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Rezendes family. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Mangie - Family Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Steven McNamara - Billerica, MA

“I am so sorry for you loss. It has been many years since I have seen Darlene, but I have many fond memories of her. She was a very kind person. My...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Carolyn Gargone - Greenfield, MA

“John, Tim, Stephanie and Kenny,My heart goes out for all of you. Darlene will be the brightest light you see in the sky and surely John was there to...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Jacqueline Sasso - Lincoln, MA

“We are so sorry of this shocking loss. We were looking forward to getting to know the woman who brought such a wonderful person into our family's...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Karen and Tom Curtin - Ashburn, VA

“So sorry for you and your families loss John. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Jack Kelly - Waltham, MA

“We are sending prayers and deepest sympathy for the loss of Darlene. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Bill and Susan Rezendes - FL

“Deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time.Love,Katie & Rich ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Rich & Katie Philpott - Waltham, MA

“I went to Aquinas with Darlene, we had a small group that was inseparable in those days. She was always was an amazing human being, so much fun to be...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Clark Stanizzi - Watertown, MA

“So sorry for your loss. RIP my cousin. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Peter Kelly - Blackstone, MA

“To the Rezendes family, Our deepest sympathies for Darlene's passing. She was a fun, caring, and devoted woman whose life was taken too soon. ...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Patricia Brendle - Windham, NH

“My deep condolences to all the family.I would very often see Darlene while on a walk in our neighborhood, or grocery shopping. She was a sweet girl.I...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Callahan - Waltham, MA

“Our hearts are broken. To John, Tim, Stephanie and Kenny, and family, we send our deepest sympathy. Darlene loved God, her family and life. We'll...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Costa - Norwell, MA

“John and family,So sorry for your loss, she was a joy and so much fun to be with,Vicky Devlin ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Vicky Devlin - Waltham, MA

“My condolences to the Rezendes family. I'm sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: John Bianchi - Framingham, MA

“Beautiful funny Darlene! We loved you and you loved us back. I will always be thankful for the time you gave my children at Woodland, the advice you...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Charlotte Weeple - Weston, MA

“Love and prayers for Darlene's family. Darlene and I were in grade school together at Our Lady"s. I will keep your family in my prayers to somehow...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Corcoran Corcoran - MA

“May God Bless Darlene and all your family always and hold you extra close in His Heart. We are so sorry for your loss and we are keeping Darlene and...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Andrea LaFrance - Waltham, MA

“John and Family - We are deeply saddened to hear about Darlene. Sending you love and wishing for your peace during this hard time.The MacDougall...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: RJ and Anne MacDougall - Waltham, MA

“We are so very sorry for Darlene's loss. She was a wonderful person. And will certainly be missed. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Julie Mullane - Waltham, MA

“John and family, I am so sorry, she was a beautiful person, always made me laugh. God bless ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Tim Kelly - Marlborough, MA

“I've never met a kinder soul than Darlene Rezendes. Heaven gained one of the good ones. Life truly can be so unfair. My heart, thoughts, and prayers...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Shannon Curtin - Malden, MA

“John, Timmy, Stephanie, and KennyOur hearts are broken to hear this terrible news about Darlene. She was an amazing woman and will be missed very...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Irene Kelly And Family - Waltham, MA


Darlene M. (Kelly) Rezendes, Of Waltham, died on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln. She was 53.

Born on May 7, 1966 in Waltham she was a daughter of the late John F. and Honora 'Marie' (White) Kelly. She was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1985 and later earned her Associate's degree from Aquinas College. She married John T. Rezendes in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church on October 3, 1992.

She stayed at home to raise her four children and later took a position as teacher's aide at The Woodland School in Weston where she was still working.

Darlene loved any and all time spent at the beach…most memorably at Hampton Beach which was an annual tradition since childhood. Saying she loved to shop either solo or the company of friends is understated. She loved life and the people in it.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, John F. Rezendes who died December 4, 2017. The gift of many of John's organs at his death became something that to which Darlene became connected in knowing he helped save lives. She became an advocate for organ donation and an active volunteer with Donate Life New England...a cause close to her heart. For more information: www.donatelifenewengland.org

She leaves her husband of 27 years, John, she leaves their children, Timothy J., Stephanie A., and Kenneth J. Rezendes, all of Waltham; her siblings, Ann Marie Kelly of Waltham, Henry F. 'Hank' Kelly of Los Angeles, California, John Kelly (Cindy) of Waltham and Robert Kelly (Cathy) of Wrentham; her mother-in-law, Geraldine (Foley) Rezendes of Hyde Park; her in-laws, Jean Marie Slyman (Tom) of Dennis, Joanne Dillon (Patrick) of Weymouth, Robert Rezendes (Judith) of Sandwich, Brian Rezendes (Mary) of Easton, Dennis Rezendes (Noreen) of Hyde Park and Peter Rezendes all of Hyde Park; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

Darlene's family will gather privately in Joyce Funeral Home and burial in Mount Feake Cemetery.

It is our hope and intention that once life returns to a new normal we will be able to gather without restriction and boundaries to celebrate her life.

Darlene and her entire family were honored and humbled with the generosity of people to a scholarship fund when John died. She remained an active part of the management of the scholarship committee each year. In that spirit we would ask that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the John F. Rezendes Scholarship Fund, c/o Mr. Jack Dillon, Minuteman Technical High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421.