Bryant Reed Page Jr., 61, of Worcester, formerly of Acton, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The beloved son of Bryant and Thelma (d) Page of Acton, Reed is survived by his three sisters, Tenley, Belinda, and Madi. He leaves behind four nieces, Briana, Kelsey, Ruth and Taryn; three brothers-in-law, Peter, Donnie and Joe; his lovely ex-wife, Shawn; several cousins; and many beloved friends. A former ABRHS student, Reed obtained degrees from Leslie College and Harvard University. Reed worked for over a decade at Harvard after obtaining his masters degree in environmental engineering and biology. He was a lifetime student of the struggles and the beauty that life brings. Reed dedicated much of his adult life to counseling, mentoring, supporting, and teaching hundreds of individuals battling addictions. Reed was very respected and loved by his community of brothers and sisters. Reed was born with an intellect and genius that was enviable. His interests were varied, very passionate, and he was happiest when engaging in such loves as music, nature and the company of good friends. He was in a band with several lifelong friends and was gifted with an amazing voice. He was awed by natures majesty and magnificence | sunsets, the stars, trips to Africa with members of his family, camping in Maine, the ocean, and everything about Hawaii. Reed had a phenomenal wit and a sharp sense of humor with a huge grin and a belly laugh to match. No one could hug like Reed. He was devoted to his friends, his brothers, and sisters, and his family and he has left an indelible mark on every life and heart he touched. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., (Rte. 111) Acton, MA 01720. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m., at Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Perkins School for the Blind (in honor of his niece, Briana). To donate online, vist www.perkins.org; by mail: Perkins Trust Office, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Guest book is at www.actonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Boxborough Beacon from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25, 2012