Patricia Rienstra

Patricia Joan Rienstra (Boughton)

February 6, 1932 - March 29, 2019
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Patricia J. (Boughton) Rienstra, age 87, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard H. "Dick" Rienstra with whom she shared 60 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2014.

She was born in Mount Vernon, NY on February 6, 1932, and was a daughter of the late Wallace and Elsie (Hofmann) Boughton. She received her associate degree from Green Mountain Junior College in Vermont.

Patricia and Dick were active members of the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Rick" and Leeanne Rienstra of Douglas; her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and George Higgins of Nashua and three grandchildren, Jeffrey Higgins and his wife Candace of Londonderry, NH, Bradley Rienstra, and Kevin Rienstra, both of Douglas. She was the sister of the late Robert Boughton.

Visitation will be held at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen Street, Chelmsford on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 4 - 7pm.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 o'clock at West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, 242 Main St., N. Chelmsford, MA 01863.


Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia's name to the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, 242 Main Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863.
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  • Visitation

    April 2, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    April 2, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Service

    April 3, 2019 | 11:00am
    April 3, 2019 11:00am
    West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
    242 Main Street
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    Rev. Mack Hagins


  • United Methodist Church


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Posted at 09:46pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Be assured that God understands how you feel.
“Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

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