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Spencer A. Reed

1924 - 2016 Spencer Alexander Reed, 92, of Tilton, NH passed away at home in the presence of family on October 6, 2016. Spencer was born in Dummerston, VT on September 11, 1924 to the late Harold and Rena (Smith) Reed. He proudly served his country with the US Army's 87th Infantry Division during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After being honorably discharged, Spencer married Marjorie Nelson and began a family. Spencer spent most of his working years in construction as a crane operator. He was very proud of the bridge and building projects he participated in and enjoyed recounting stories about them in the last few weeks of his life. Spencer was also a strong advocate of hydroponic farming, he enjoyed maple sugaring, and in recent years, took great pleasure in attending the annual 87th Infantry Division reunions. His love of life was demonstrated when he went sky-diving on his 90th birthday. Described as a no-nonsense man of few words who adored his wife and children, Spencer loved nothing more than being surrounded by family. Spencer is survived by his children James A. Reed and wife Penny, Robert Reed and wife MaryJo, Randall Reed and significant other Nancy Brooks, Kathleen Lees and husband Richard, Cynthia O'Brien and husband Fred, Christopher Reed and wife Val, and Pamela Doubleday as well as 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Spencer was predeceased in 2011 by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie (Nelson) Reed, and his brother, Stuart Reed. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside committal service with military honors will be held Thursday, November 10th at 3:00 pm at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Spencer's memory may be made to online at www.stjude.org The Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. For updated service information, please visit www.csnh.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 19, 2016
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