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Rena C. Fearon


The memorial service for Rena Caroline Fearon will be 6:30 pm, Saturday, July 20th at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Frederick Garry officiating. Burial will be for the convenience of the family in Fairview Cemetery, Carthage. Calling hours are prior to the service Saturday, July 20th from 3 pm - 5 pm at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, 632 State St., Watertown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Ms. Fearon, 41, Watertown, passed away Sunday July 14th at Hill Island, St. Lawrence River, Ontario, CA.

Rena was born in Oneida, NY, a daughter to Calvin Carver Fearon and Cynthia Morrison Fearon. She graduated from Hartford College, Connecticut with a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a music major. Rena was an accomplished jazz saxophone musician and tutored private music lessons. She was an adjunct professor at Jefferson Community College for a time.

Rena was an educator, instructor and co-owner of The Captain School with her partner, Cpt. Casey, based in Cape Coral, FL. The school’s mission is to teach the U.S. Coast Guard licensing qualification courses throughout the Southeast US and the Virgin Islands.

The St. Lawrence River and boating were Rena’s love and passion. She was active with the Friends of the Boat Museum in Clayton.

Rena is survived by her two sons, William Fearon Kandler and Henry Morrison Kandler, both of Watertown. Her brother and sister-in-law, Jason Morrison Fearon and D. Elizabeth Fearon, No. Carolina; their children James and Scarlett. Her sister Deborah Carver Fearon and her husband Garrath Evans, their children Saxon and Calida, all of Melbourne, Australia; “Uncle” Thomas Gorman, Watertown, her dogs Barkley and Bella.

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