Norman J. Reed

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GOSHEN - Norman John Reed, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at his home.
He was born Oct. 26, 1940, in Middlebury, the son of Carl and Doris (DuPrey) Reed Jr.
He attended Brandon High School.
Mr. Reed joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17 and served on a ship off the coast of Cuba during the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
After working in Alabama, he was employed at S.V. Rossi Construction, building Interstate 89 for several years. He later worked for Central Vermont Public Service in Rutland, in hydro maintenance for 24 years in Middlebury and retired in 1996 to own and operate Reed's Beverage, Hunting and Fishing Supply.
He served as vice commander, adjutant, chaplain and on the Honors Detail, for Brandon American Legion Post #55, as well as active Sons of the American Legion.
Mr. Reed also served the Town of Goshen as selectman, town moderator, fire warden, constable, as well as EMT on BARS.
He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon.
He coached Little League Baseball and enjoyed wildfoods, survival tactics, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Madine (Brown) Reed, of Goshen, whom he married in Keene, New Hampshire, Nov. 18, 1967; five children Kent "Bummer" and Laura Reed, both of Rutland, Terra Reed, of Essex, Wendy Jo, Norman Jr., both of Alabama; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Reed was predeceased by a son, Derek Reed; a brother, Michael Reed; two sisters Nancy Lawlor and Sandy Davis.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon, followed by a celebration of his life at Brandon American Legion from noon until 2 p.m.
Burial with military honors will be at a later date in Old Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Arrangements are by Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
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Published in Rutland Herald from Feb. 22 to Feb. 27, 2018
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