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Rene Acevedo, 86, of Boynton Beach, passed away under the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County on October 12, 2013. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Rene came to this country and settled in Brooklyn where he met Sarah, they married six months later, celebrating 49 years together until she passed away in 2002. He had been employed with Santini Brothers Moving and Storage, where he served as supervisor. Rene had the privilege of helping to pack and ship such notable pieces of art such as the Mona Lisa, the statue of The Thinker and also the Statue of Liberty. He was a member of the Teamster # 814 in New York and St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Boynton Beach. His survivors include, his children, Danny and Brunie Acevedo, Barbara and Melvin Cortes; four grandchildren, Danielle L. and Scott Tessmer, Adam L. Acevedo, Lynnette Cortes, David A. Cortes; two great-grandchildren, Nicklos S. Tessmer and Dylan C. Tessmer. He also leaves many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, and his loving dog, Sophie. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (Today), at the funeral home, at 9:30 AM. Rene will be laid to rest with his wife, Sarah, immediately following. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to DORSEY-E. EARL SMITH MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL. www.dorsey-smithmemorygardens.com
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2013