Rene Lynne Martell

Born: Mon., Mar. 15, 1982
Died: Thu., Jun. 24, 2021


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 09, 2021
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jul. 10, 2021
Location: Pachaug Cemetery

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Rene L Martell, 39, earned her wings Thursday June 24, 2021. She was born March 15, 1982, in Norwich, the daughter to Wayne Martell and Valerie Cardin.
Rene graduated from Griswold High School, class of 2000. Following graduation, Rene went on to hold a handful of retail positions. She was a hard worker and adored by her coworkers. Rene was very giving, and enjoyed volunteering, most recently for the Griswold Senior Center. She enjoyed hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Rene had a personality that was unparallel.  Her smile would light up a room.  She always had the right thing to say to make you smile.   Her impromptu singing of “Seagulls (Stop It Now)” could turn even your worst day in to a joyful one.  She had a passion for music and movies, and wouldn’t hesitate to reach out and share with you that she just watched or listened to one of your favorites.  She was a great friend to many people.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her 3 sons, Lucas Martell of Griswold, Trevor Martell-Yeomans of Griswold, and Adrian Medrano of Plainfield; her sister, Michelle Walton and husband Kyle of Sprague; maternal grandparents Pat and Boyd Acklin of St. Petersburg, FL; step mother, Lisa Martell of Lisbon, step siblings, Nicole Contois and husband Joseph of Griswold, and Daniel Allard of Sprague; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins
Calling hours will be from 5-7 pm Friday, July 9, 2021, at Gagne – Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Griswold. Graveside service and funeral will take place at 10:30am Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Pachaug Cemetery, 999 Voluntown Road, Griswold. A Celebration of Life will follow from 12-3pm at V.F.W. Post 10004, 263 Taylor Hill Road, Jewett City.
The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care given by the CCU nurses, doctor and team at Backus Hospital.

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saundra-anne White
   Posted Tue June 29, 2021
My Condolences to all of Renes family friend,I knew Rene from old Ames day's. . It's true she was great with guest and helpful to her coworkers. A few time ,they put me in Jewlyer. I asked ,the manger if I could be in there with Rene. She was a good teacher. She took the time ,to learn everything in the store. On our buy one and get one at a sale price. She was good. People would ask for her if she wasn't there or day off. She always had a smile or if,you were down . She would get you out of it. Will miss you girl,I know it's been years. R.I.P RENE

Rae Jean Young
   Posted Tue June 29, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please hold dear to your hearts all the happy memories. God Bless.

Mary Gordon
   Posted Tue June 29, 2021
I’ve had so many great childhood memories with Rene. From the day I met her we became best friends. She was always so outgoing, funny, unique and beautiful. I wish we didn’t lose touch when I had to move to Rhode Island. Rene holds a special spot in my heart. Childhood best friends are never forgotten. I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to her family.
Mary LaPine Gordon

Jane Delaney
   Posted Tue June 29, 2021
Condolences to the Martell and Cardin families. Sending prayers for everyone. 🙏🙏

Saralyn (Bowen) Kerrigan
   Posted Tue June 29, 2021
My deepest condolences to all of Renee’s family and friends.
Another precious life taken too soon. May your hearts find comfort in beautiful memories.

Red Shamsideen
   Posted Tue June 29, 2021
Condolences to the entire family...may your memories bring smiles to your faces, and peace in your hearts.

Linda Lewis
   Posted Wed June 30, 2021
I was so shocked to learn of Rene's passing. She and I became close quickly at Shoeniverse and she bacame like a 2nd daughter to me even from across country we stayed in touch. My daughter even got to know her through her job at Walgreens not knowing she and I were friends. I can't imagine what the family is going through. My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you and will continue.

Rachel Eichelberg
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
We are very saddened to learn of such a Beautiful loss. Please know that Rene and all her family are in our thoughts and prayers, during this Difficult Time. May the Lord guide her to always be watching over Lucas, Trevor, and Adrian. Love, Rachel Eichelberg & Children❤🙏🏼

Leila Colon
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
May Rene's soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time. From my family to yours Our heartfelt condolences to all.

Sharon Koziol
   Posted Fri July 02, 2021
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I always enjoyed working with Rene at Kohl's.

Cassondra Kunkel
   Posted Sun July 04, 2021
My heart goes out to all who have lost Rene. I absolutely loved how blunt and funny she was. Gone too soon but will NEVER be forgotten ❣️❣️

Bill & Cindy Martin
   Posted Fri July 09, 2021
So very sorry to hear of your loss ... no one should have to see their child hurting or in
pain...never mind passing before them. May God Bless those that have been left behind and know your angel will always be watching from above.

Monica Harrell
   Posted Sun July 11, 2021
Young, beautiful, talented and forever fun! That was my friend Rene that I was fortunate enough to work with at Walgreens, and that is how I will always remember her. Deepest condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. She will very much be missed!

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