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Alice Reed

1914 - 2014 LENOX Alice Arlette (Merwin) Reed 100, died Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 at Kimball Farms Nursing Home in Lenox. She was born June 5, 1914 in South Lee, daughter to Frederick D. and Alice E. Muller Merwin. Alice was educated in Pittsfield schools and upon graduation attended the former Berkshire Business College. She worked as a receptionist for Home Gas and Hillcrest Hospital. She worked at G.E during the war. She also worked as a hairstylist and worked for many years as a housekeeper at Eastover. Alice enjoyed gardening and fishing on Goose Pond. She married Richard Reed on Oct. 1, 1931. In addition to her husband, Alice is predeceased by daughter, Jean R. Keefner and sister, Justine Simmons. Alice is survived by one daughter, Marilyn L. Trainor of Pittsfield, one son, Richard Reed and his wife, Ginny of Chester, twelve grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Alice Arlette (Merwin) Reed will be held on Saturday Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA 01230 with the Reverend Jim Metcalf officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Saturday Sept. 20 prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Expressions of sympathy in Alice's memory may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires or the Springfield Rescue Mission in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 19, 2014
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