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Richard H. Reed, 78

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Richard Hazen Reed, 78, of North Adams, Mass., died on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass. 

He was born in Ridley Park, Pa., on March 14, 1939, a son of the late Richard Hazen and Emma (Poey) Reed. Mr. Reed attended schools in North Adams, Mass., and graduated from Drury High School. He went on to attend North Adams State College. He was employed by Brewer Brothers, and later at Sprague Electric as an Electronics Technician, where he worked for many years. He was last employed at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in the security department.

Mr. Reed was a member of the First Congregational Church in North Adams. He was on the Board of Directors for the Landmark Credit Union and was a member of the North Adams Country Club. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Phillies.

Survivors include his wife Jo-Ann (Quimby) Reed, whom he married on June 22, 1968. He also leaves sons Brian H. Reed and his companion, Katie Goodermote, of North Adams and James L. Reed of the state of Florida; grandchildren Brayden and Jase Reed; as well as his brother Robert Smith of the state of Florida.

Funeral notice: A funeral service to celebrate the life of Richard Reed will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to the First Congregational Church, or PopCares Inc.

Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals

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To the Reed Family, Dick and I got to know each other about fifty years ago at Sprague. At Curran Highway, we worked closely together for about two years. Although I knew very little about what was going on there, Dick was more than willing to share his knowledge, for which I remain very appreciative. Also remembered are our extended talks about your trips to see the Phillies, sports, and railroading, which occupied too much of some days, but made those days in particular, more tolerable.

My sympathies on your loss to your family.
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