2012-06-14 / Obituaries

richard k. red

Richard K. Reed, age 59, of New Fairfield, Ct., formerly a lifelong resident of Putnam Lake, died June 10, 2012, at his home.

Richie was born on January 18, 1953, in Mt. Kisco, to Martin and Helen (Patterson) Reed. He graduated from Brewster schools.

He married Diane M. Shay on December 29, 1979 in Greenburgh, NY, and worked as a concrete foreman for the Laborers Union Local #235 out of Elmsford, NY for 32 years, retiring in May of 2012.

Richie enjoyed life. He was a dedicated family man and true friend, always there for a friend or family member—the kind of guy who would give you the ‘shirt off his back’ without a second thought. In addition to his love of cars, Richie enjoyed deep sea fishing and hunting.

In addition to his wife Diane, Richie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Shayne and Kelly Reed of Newington, Ct., and a brother, Peter Reed of Pawling.

A Mass Of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 13, at Sacred Heart Church in Putnam Lake, NY. A private cremation will follow. Friends called at the Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richie’s memory to the Memorial Field Park Bench Fund , c/o Peggy Zambraski.

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