Michael B. Reed
1950 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Michael Barry Reed, 62, of 1949 East St., Pittsfield, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Jan. 25, 1950, in Pittsfield, son of the late Daniel and Marguerite Mahoney Reed, he attended St. Charles Elementary School and was a 1968 graduate of St. Joseph's Central High School. Mr. Reed had been employed for the General Electric Company as a fork lift operator and stock keeper for 20 years and also served as a union steward. He had also worked at Schweitzer Paper Mill in Lee for several years. For 10 years he was a independent contractor for the delivery of the Berkshire Eagle. In his younger years he enjoyed playing Slow Pitch Softball. He was a former member of the Elks Club
and was a communicant of Saint Joseph's Church. He was a NY Giants football fan. Mike was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and season ticket holder until Ted Kennedy, who Mike swears stole his playoff tickets in 1975. He enjoyed going to Foxwoods and O.T.B. His greatest joy in his life was his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jane M. Burke,, whom he married April 17, 1971 at St. Charles Church. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Shannon Reed McCarthy and her husband Stephen of Dalton; two sons, Jason R. Reed and Scott M. Reed and his wife Melissa, all of Pittsfield; two brothers, Daniel M. Reed and his wife Ann and Richard E. Reed, all of Pittsfield; his three adored grandchildren, Jack and Cooper Reed and Madison McCarthy; a sister-in-law, Diann Reed of Pittsfield.
He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas J. Reed, in 2003.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Church, celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will be private. Calling hours at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, Ma. will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 P.M. The family suggests that memorials in his name may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home.