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Preston L. Reed

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Preston L. Reed Obituary

Preston L. Reed, 69, loving husband of Eleanor (Golas) Reed, of Newington passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at home with his family by his side. Born in Huntingdon, PA., to the late Preston Reed and Joan (Devlin) Sonntag. After attending local schools in PA., Preston joined the U. S. Army to serve his country for 3 years. He and the love of his life Eleanor were together for over 24 wonderful years. In his spare time Preston enjoyed fishing, boating, painting and playing his guitar, but most of all he enjoyed riding his Harley. Besides his wife Eleanor, Preston leaves behind his son James Reed of Enfield, and his mother Theresa Reed, stepson Michael Shine, of Southington, stepdaughter Kelly Ann Mangiofico, of Southington and a brother, Robert Sonntag and his wife Nancy, of PA, as well as 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and his very best friend and soul brother Richard Kimball. A celebration of life will be held in Preston's memory at a later date and he will be laid to rest in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, in PA with his parents. Donations in Preston's memory may be made to the Joslin Center for Diabetes, Hospital of Central CT, Development Office, 100 Grand St., PO Box 100, New Britain, CT 06050 or the American Kidney Foundation, 1463 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410. To share a memory with Prestons family, please visit us at

Published in The Hartford Courant from July 12 to July 13, 2014
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