Reta D. Reed 01/13/2015

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Reta D. Reed, 84, of Richville, died on January 13, 2015 at Gouverneur Hospital. There will be a graveside service on May 9, 2015, 10:00 am at Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville, Pastor Karen Taylor officiating. She is survived by her husband Paul R. Reed, sons Dorwin and his wife Pamela Gore of Gouverneur, Richard and his wife Colleen Reed of Gouverneur, Roger and his wife Donna Reed of Canton, a daughter Amy Jo and her husband Michael Weil of Potsdam, a sister June and her husband Keith Walrath of Gouverneur, grandchildren, Jamie Varney, Alexander Weil, T.J. Gore, Bethany Gore, Christopher Reed, Jason Reed, Travis Reed, Ashley Constance, and Connor Reed, great grandchildren, Holden Varney and Lia Constance, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Marion Woods. Reta was born on May 20, 1930 in Nicholville, New York, the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy Briggs Durant. She graduated from Gouverneur Central School, and Rome School of Business. She married H. Dorwin Gore in 1948, he died in 1960, and then she married Paul Reed on February 6, 1961, Rev. Brown officiating at the parsonage. Reta was an administrative assistant at BOCES Southwest Tech., Fowler, prior to that she worked for Gouverneur High School as a secretary of the Health and Athletic Department, Gouverneur Savings and Loan as a teller,and at John Rouse Construction as a stenographer. She loved playing games with her grandkids, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking cookies and pies, she was an avid reader. Contributions can be made to the United Church of Richville or Maple Grove Cemetery.

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  1. To Paul and her loved ones I want to say I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Reta always greeted everyone with that pretty smile. She is blessed.

  2. Mrs. Reed, you were the first secretary I worked with and you taught me much. I have missed you since I left BOCES. I am sorry to here of your passing and pray for comfort for your family during this time of mourning. God Bless you Reta.


  3. My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. Even though Im from Richville I first met Reta at the United Helpers Nursing Home in Canton where I was your grandmothers Dorothy Durants nurse. I always enjoyed your mothers visit as much as your grandmother did. I will truly miss her kind smile and will always remember her.

  4. To Paul and family, So sorry for your loss, I agree with my sister Linda, Reta had such a lovely smile and a warm heart. She treated me so well when I was a child, bless her.

  5. I am in complete agreement with what my siblings, Linda and Lynn, have already said. Reta was a lovely and gracious lady. I am sorry for your loss, Paul, and for the loss your children and grandchildren are also experiencing. She was blessed to have each of you in her life.

  6. Paul, Dorwin, Amy, Richard, and Roger. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. DARREN AND BECKY VAN ORNUM

  7. Paul and family, we are so sorry Rita was a great person and will be missed. the great memory’s we have of her and your family will never fade. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Love the Smith Family

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