Reynaldo (Rey) M. Pena

Died: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford


10:30 AM Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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Providence - Reynaldo (Rey)  M. Pena, 23, of New Bedford, died Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the son of Ramon Pena and Carmen Torres.
     Born in New Bedford, he lived here all his life.  He attended Northeast Maritime Institute on hopes of becoming a captain on ships at sea.  He was in the process of earning an associate's degree at the time of his death.
     Rey enjoyed working out at the gym, and the sport of baseball.  He loved boats, the water and anything to do with the sea.
     Survivors include his mother, Carmen; father, Ramon; stepfather, Rafael A. Perez; his grandmother, Ersa Batiz; 2 brothers, Miguel Perez and Raymond Pena; a sister, Chantell Pena; an aunt, Brenda Rosado; an uncle, Fidel Fuentes; 6 cousins, Carla Rosado, Armani Rosado, Carlos Torres, Nayla Torres, Yalexix Torres, and Yasmin Torres; a second cousin, Daniel Rivera; and his girlfriend, Joannie Sanchez.
     Visitation is 4 - 7 P.M., Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  His funeral will be at 10 A.M., Monday with a service at 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
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   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
My Condolences To The Family Of Rey, He Was A Wonderful, Kind-hearted Kid, I Did His Laundry Every Week & He Used To Come By & Check On Me , To See If I Ever Needed Anything While I Was Working, He Had A Beautiful Soul & May He Rest In The Sweetest Peace, He's Gonna Be Missed Dearly...

Khalia wixon
   Posted Sat November 17, 2018
R.i.p Rey fly high gone but not forgotten we miss u 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥

David Medeiros
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Rey will be missed by his 'shipmates' and instructors at NMI. Rey was a promising mariner whose future was bright, his life cut short by an unforeseeable storm. "May you sail peacefully to the heavens and your smile always shine down on those who loved you."
Cap't Dave

   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
I was deeply saddened to hear about Reynaldo's passing. I was one of his fourth grade teachers. I remember him as a kind and generous boy who had an amazing spirit. When I learned of his passing, I dug through my boxes and found a card that he made me 13 years ago this very month. My own mother passed unexpectedly. His words were very touching and it meant so much to me that it has been saved for all these years.

The card read:

We will all miss your mother but she is in a better place in her new world. It was signed Yours truly, Reynaldo Pena and was decorated with many different colored hearts and a big rainbow that stretched from one end of the card to the other end.

There is nothing I could ever write to take away the pain of his loss for all who knew and loved him. But what I can say is that your son, friend, cousin, brother made a difference in my life. I ran into him a few times when he was in middle school. No matter who he was with, he always stopped to talk with me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry about Rey and my heart breaks for all of you. He will never be forgotten.

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