Lena M. Rhodenizer, 28, of Charlton

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Lena M. Rhodenizer, 28, of CharltonCharlton – Lena M. Rhodenizer, 28, of Charlton, and formerly of Shrewsbury, unexpectedly yet peacefully passed away in her home Saturday morning, Nov. 4, 2017.

Lena was blessed with a daughter, Ayla Maria Ducharme; her loving partner of seven years, Joshua Ducharme; her mother, Donna Liberty Duquette of Shrewsbury; her sister, Racquel Rhodenizer of Shrewsbury; her uncle, Arthur R. Duquette Jr. of East Orleans; an aunt, Kathy and Mike Mullen of Millbury; first cousins Deborah, Katie and John; and many more amazing cousins and friends.

Lena was born in Shrewsbury, daughter of Donna Liberty Duquette, and had lived in Shrewsbury most of her life until recently moving to Charlton with Joshua and Ayla. Lena attended Shrewsbury High School and graduated in 2007. During her high school years, Lena enjoyed cheerleading and gymnastics. Lena continued her education by attending Quinsigamond Community College, where she met her partner, Joshua.

Lena was fun loving, kind-hearted and she was the life of the party, always having a good time. She loved her daughter with all her heart, she was the light of her world.    Lena always will be remembered for her contagious smile, laughter and wonderful personality. She always made the people around her feel important and her compassion and understanding were immeasurable. Lena enjoy the beach and spending as much time as she could outdoors. She was the greatest mother any child could ask for. Her legacy will live on through her.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4-7 p.m., in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester.  Her funeral will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 10 from the funeral home, with a procession to St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, for a 11 a.m. funeral Mass. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Those who wish to remember Lena in a special way may make donation to the Ayla College Fund at any TD Bank. Please reference account 8256524777.