Frances R. Reed

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REED Frances R. “Rita” (Carey) of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester and South Boston, passed away on January 31, 2013, at the age of 85. Born and raised in Boston, Frances graduated from St. Augustine’s High School in South Boston. For many years she had worked at the “Old” John Hancock Building before getting married and raising her family. Frances was an over forty year long survivor of breast cancer, having been diagnosed in 1969. After her kids were grown, she returned to work at Cricket Lane in Brockton. Upon her retirement, she and her husband Jack spent many years traveling together, their favorite destination being Aruba. Spending time with her family and friends is what brought Rita the most joy. Rita was the wife of the late John F. Reed Sr. Loving mother of John F. Reed Jr. and his wife Donna (Aikens) of Rockland, Kenneth M. Reed of E. Bridgewater, Donna M. Azar and her husband of George of Kingston and Deborah A. Mannett and her husband William of E. Bridgewater. Devoted “Nana” to Benjamin, Kayla, Andrew, Zachary, Sarah, Rachael and Ryan. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 South Franklin Street, (Rt. 37) HOLBROOK until 8:15 A.M. on Monday, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 A.M. in Christ the King Church, Brockton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 PM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown MA 02471. Rita will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message visit

Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 2, 2013
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