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Rena Anna Lamparska (Syska) of Cambridge, Oct 16, 2018. Born in Czersk, Poland. Daughter of the late Zygmunt Syski and Halina Syska (Wisniewska). Mother of John O. Lamparski. Rena received her Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Wroclaw (Poland); Master of Arts (M.A.), Catholic University of America, Washington (DC); and her Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge (MA). She was an Assistant Professor, 1983-87, Associate Professor, 1987-2009, and Full Professor 2009 to retirement in 2012, at Boston College, Chestnut Hill (MA). Rena was the author of several books, as well as numerous articles in a number of literary journals. She was a member of the American Association for Italian Studies; Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA). A funeral mass will be celebrated in ST. MARY'S OF THE ASSUMPTION, 25 Avery St, Dedham, on Tuesday Oct 23 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. She will be interred with her family in Poland. Donations may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.