Alexandrina “Rena” McLachlan, age 80

of Braintree

Alexandrina “Rena” McLachlan, age 80

Alexandrina “Rena” (Black) McLachlan, age 80, of Braintree, died, Friday, March 12, 2021 in the comfort of her own home.

Rena was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the late Alexander and Janet (McRindle) Black. Raised and educated there, she immigrated to the United States in 1967. She had lived in Braintree for over fifty years.

She was a devoted homemaker.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald William McLachlan.

Devoted sister of the late Jean Campbell and Margaret Lawrie.

Loving aunt of Paul M. Campbell and his wife Elizabeth of Waltham, Gavin Nisbit, Yvonne Lawrie, both of Scotland, and the late Elaine J. Graziano.

Dear great-aunt of Marisa Burns, Holland Campbell, Stephanie French, Gina Cedrone, Joseph Graziano, Jr., and Daniel Graziano.

In light of current events, graveside services were conducted privately at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Rena’s memory may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.


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  • To the family of Rena:

    Sincere condolences to all.

    P/C Paul and Valia Thoms
    Town River Yacht Club

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of our sister in law Rena she will now be at peace with my lovely brother Ronnie. Rest in Peace Rena with love Rosina xxx

  • So very sad to hear of the passing of our dear sister-in-law, Rena. While the miles may have separated us, our catch ups on the phone kept the bond alive. We will miss this.
    Sending our condolences and love to all Rena’s family in Scotland and the USA.
    Helen Dougie and family x

  • So sad to hear about the death of our sister in law Rena she will now be with her beloved Ronnie our wonderful brother. Condolences and love to all Renas family .Rest in peace Rena love Linda Roy and Family x