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Melissa S. Renda 12/06/2020

Melissa S. Renda, 31, lifelong resident of North Attleboro, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.

Born in Newton, MA on April 28, 1989, Melissa grew up in North Attleboro and was a 2007 graduate of North Attleboro High School.

She had most recently worked as a server at The Old Grist Mill Tavern in Seekonk and previously worked at Boch Toyota South in North Attleboro.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoyed spending time at the beach, especially at Nauset Beach on Cape Cod and the beaches in Florida. A true nature enthusiast, she also enjoyed hiking with her two best friends, Jamie and Nicole, as well as camping at Echo Lake Campground in Pascoag, RI. She was an avid New England Patriots fan and a lover of animals, particularly her cat, Ace. Most of all, Melissa loved spending time with her adoring family and friends with whom she made many wonderful memories.

She was a loving daughter of Mary (Gillis) Renda of North Attleboro and Marco J. Renda and his wife Karen (Zeigler) Renda of Attleboro. She was the dear sister of Stephen Renda of North Attleboro and Kayla Renda of Fort Bliss, Texas.

She was the best friend of Jamie Picard and her husband Taylor Sluetz; and Nicole (Schuberthan) Brouillette and her husband Eric Brouillette of North Attleboro.

She was a surrogate aunt to Morgan Sluetz and Madison Brouillette.

In addition, she leaves a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

She was the cherished granddaughter of her “Nana”, the late Grace Gillis who passed in 2010.

Visitation, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend, will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 5-8 PM in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in the funeral home at 11 AM.

Interment will be held privately in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton, MA.

COVID-19 guidelines will be observed in accordance with the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Melissa’s memory may be made to: Friends of the North Attleboro Animal Shelter, 29 Poppasquash Road, North Attleboro, MA 02760.