Eleanor Reid

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REID Eleanor "Meema" Reid, age 80, of Shelton entered into rest peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2010 in Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by those who loved her most. She was born in Flushing Queens, New York on February 2, 1930 daughter of the late Frank and Matilda Szabo Ando. Mrs. Reid was an administrator at Sikorsky Aircraft for 32 years until her retirement and was a member of the quarter century club. Her greatest enjoyment was watching sports with Don along with their daily cocktail and shopping and lunch with Laura. She also enjoyed going to Donald's soccer games, Emily's cheerleading competition and going to the Casino. She was an avid New York Yankees fan and a Dallas Cowboys fan. By her side for the last four years was her aide Melody with who she shared an amazingly wonderful bond together. Mrs. Reid is the beloved mother of Laura Ryan and her husband Don with whom she resided and Edward Reid of Tucson, AZ. She is the loving grandmother of Emily Ryan, Donald Ryan, Harrison Reid and Spencer Reid. And also leaves her cherished dog Nutmeg. Friends are invited to her funeral service on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road Shelton with the Rev. Lucille Fritz officiating. Her burial will follow at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport. Her family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgeport Hospital Development Fund, 267 Grant Street Bridgeport CT 06610. Friends may leave condolences at www.riverviewfh.com.

Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 18, 2011