Aimee L. Reed
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI
Pawcatuck - Aimee Lynn Reed passed away on Wednesday, August 29th after a valiant 3 1/2 year battle with breast cancer. Aimee leaves behind her parents, Karen and Walter G Reed, III of Pawcatuck, her brother Walter G Reed IV and his wife Christina of Pawcatuck, her sister Jennifer Dugas and her husband Brandon of Pawcatuck, her half-brother Jeffrey Reed and his wife Kerrie of Exeter, her former sister in law Tonya Reed of Pawcatuck, as well as her grandparents, Kenneth and Margaret Shaw of Westerly. Aimee also leaves behind her aunts, uncles, cousins and several nieces and nephews.

Aimee was an inspiration to many in the way she handled her difficult situation, always with a smile on her face or a joke to share even at the last hours of life.

Aimee graduated from Stonington High School in 2001 and was a graduate of Rhode Island College in 2006 where she was a member of the softball team and earned a degree in Physical Education. She later went on to get her Masters in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University.

Aimee worked as a client caregiver for Oak Hill in Niantic, CT prior to being diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. After being diagnosed, she focused her energy on fighting her illness and supporting numerous cancer research groups.

We would like to thank Aimee's friends, supporters, and medical team who helped her over the years with her many phases of treatment.

Aimee will be missed by so many people who loved her gregarious personality, her beautiful smile, and her amazing friendship. We TRI 4 Aimee - Just keep swimming!

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 4-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, Aug. 31 at 12:30pm at St. Mary's Church, 95 Main St., Stonington. There is no procession from the funeral home to church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 785, New London, CT 06320, For online condolences please visit
Published by The Westerly Sun on Aug. 30, 2018.
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I just saw this in the Rhode Island College Alumni Magazine. It breaks my heart. I had quite a few classes with Aimee at RIC. We attended the National PE Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2006. Aimee was smart, hard working, and very intelligent. She is definitely missed.
Pat S.
August 14, 2019
My heart breaks to think of such a beautiful young woman, a special woman, deal with such a horrible disease. The same cancer, IBC! Took my sister ten years ago. May you Rest In Peace among the angels.
Carole Otto
December 30, 2018
Margaret and Aimee's family,

So sorry to hear of Aimee's passing. She fought hard and now is at peace with our Lord. May all memories of the good times you had together bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you.
Al and Patti (Abate) Morrone
September 10, 2018
l'm very sorry to read of the loss of your dear family member Aimee.
Jesus Christ at Jhon 5:28-29 promised that we will see our loved ones again. With you I miss and look forward to this time.
September 6, 2018

Walt and Karen

We are so sorry to hear of Aimee's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family .

Vic and Deb Eckenroth
September 1, 2018
To Aimee's family: My condolences go out to you. I remember her from the Lighthouse program many years ago. My son was in her after school group. Big smile and heart-Gone too soon.
Kimberly & Morris Sanders
August 31, 2018
Karen and Walter,
So sorry to hear this. Not much I can say to ease it. Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie Johnson
Julie Johnson
August 30, 2018
I knew Aimee from Lighthouse several years ago, I I will always remember her as a bright and caring person who was full of youthful energy. My deepest condolences to Walter, Tina and the rest of her family and friends.
Rebecca Mathieu
August 30, 2018
Aimee you were one of the bravest girls I knew.
Rest with the grace of God in His loving arms. Amen
August 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss.
Anne Olivo-Champagne
August 30, 2018
to the family,
may god give you peace and comfort at this time.
August 30, 2018
Rest in peace now beautiful soul inside and out!
Danielle Hayward
August 30, 2018
Dear Jennifer and Family -

We are so sorry for your loss. May cherished memories comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

In love and friendship,

Jerome and Kelly
Kelly Martin
August 30, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Aimee at several triathlons over the past few years and got to know her better as a member of a women's triathlon Facebook group I host. Her spirit and drive was inspirational to many of us and we will carry her in our hearts forever.
Leslie Battle
August 30, 2018
Karen and family. My thoughts are with you all.
Aimee kept her head up hi and fought tough.
Im sorry for your loss.
Trish Rosso
August 30, 2018
Dear Karen and Walter,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn, Zack & JC Tsagarakis & The Staff @ Zack's
August 29, 2018
Walter, Karen and Family-I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful, brave daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy (Birchell) Tetrault
August 29, 2018
It feels like yesterday that you were helping me paint the Parkwood house while I was 8 months pregnant. You were the first person outside my family that I trusted with my girls. They love you more than you could ever know. I'm so damn proud of you Amy for your fight. I love you and I will live life to the fullest keeping you in my memory. ❤Marika
Marika Heughins
August 29, 2018
I am so very sorry she lost her courageous battle with the horrible IBC ! She was a wonderful young lady. I knew her from Lighthouse when I was an Education Director there several years ago. My deepest sympathies to all. I am crying hearing this news...she was so young, and full of life,
Carole Otto
August 29, 2018
This is an enormous loss to us all. All my all my love and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.
August 29, 2018
Amy you were such an Inspiration. You will be missed so much by all. Fly high, Godspeed.
Melanie Hartley
August 29, 2018
Aimee, you are such light and inspiration. Keep shining above. Glenn Nicholson
Glenn Nicholson
August 29, 2018
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