Renée Hewitt passed away peacefully at home in Redwood City on June 12, 2019, after 86 wonderful years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Douglas (April 14, 2015). Renée was a loving wife and mother to her children, Kathryn Atwell, Cheryl Lyssand (Oddvar), and Michael Hewitt
(Lorraine). She was a proud grandmother of ten grandchildren and a great-grandmother (Gigi) to ten great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Raymond Hollister (Diane).
Renée was born January 18, 1933, in San Francisco, California, and was very proud to be a native San Franciscan. She married Douglas Hewitt on August 23, 1953. In 1963 Doug and Renée moved the family from San Francisco to Redwood City. Renée worked many years for the San Mateo County School District as an administrative assistant in the Special Education department. In 1983 she received an Associate of Arts degree from Cañada College in Redwood City.
Renée devoted much time volunteering at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Redwood City. She also spent many hours making rosaries for the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto.
The highlights of Renée and Doug’s life included taking many vacations and especially enjoyed taking their grandchildren to Ireland and Italy. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for birthdays and holidays.
A Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Sunday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Monday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m. The church is located at 300 Fulton Street, Redwood City. In-lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society and the Daughters of St. Paul are appreciated.