Nancy J. Reid
Nancy J. Reid, better known as Nanc, Mom, Grammy passed away on March 9, 2021 in her home in Marblehead surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was the petite shy girl who met David, her soon to be husband, at a bus stop in New Bedford, MA. 65 years ago. Nanc traveled with Dave from that day forward. She stayed by his side throughout all his crazy dreams and journeys. She was Davids better half and travel mate from sailing, white water rafting to sightseeing around the globe. She never ever complained. Well, maybe behind his back. Nanc said: "without your Dad, I would not of had all of our Great Adventures." Mom was the family rock. She was a strong and sometimes feisty woman who kept the family alive and together through thick and thin. She had an inexhaustible amount of love and kindness. As a young bride and mother, she raised her three girls, nine grandchildren and great grandson, Wyatt, as well as, her husband, David. Yes, she raised him too. She had a no-nonsense approach. She listened, shared and had an incredible ability to accept each family member for who they were. It was a playful, happy and guilt-free zone, even if you messed-up, which we all did sometimes. (Sorry mom). Thank goodness for Nanc/Moms moxie and heart. Nanc, Mom/Gram was our go to person, our friend and companion. She had a unique way of being each family members "Best Friend." Upon hearing this from her granddaughter, Alicia, she said; "GET A LIFE!" Her truest passion was her family. Nancy was a prolific reader and family wordsmith who once worked at The Marblehead Reporter as a proofreader. She was also the family memory bank. Gram was a passionate gardener who once said: "She had forgotten more plant names then most people ever knew." Little Grammy allowed her grandchildren to sell her crops along with lemonade at the end of her driveway. Her guilty pleasures included sweet coffee, chocolate and Yes, Judy Judge! Grammy was an avid eavesdropper often caught leaning in with her mouth gaped open in sheer nosiness. Mom was also the ultimate camper and canoe master. We never capsized, drowned or lacked for chocolate. She was the champion of Cards for Humanity creating memories of high hilarity for the whole family. Our precious Nancy will be forever missed. We carry her in our hearts, souls and DNA. She leaves behind many friends from far and wide. As well as, her grateful, loving family including her husband, David Reid. Daughter and Family | Laurie, John, Kyle, Michelle, Wyatt, Kirk, and Rachel Blaisdell. Daughter and Family- Beth, Tom, Chris, and Karli Jacobs, Ellory and Brian Bixbee. Daughter and Family- Kim, Alicia and Derrick Goodwin. Brother in-law -Peter, Heidi,Taylor, Elsie, Staylee, Mackenzie, Ben and Mae Larsen. Brother Norman and wife Virginia Taylor.
Published by The Marblehead Reporter from Apr. 17 to Apr. 22, 2021.
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David Reid of Vamoose was our haul out neighbor in Antigua for 10 years. We'd meet in the fall, put our boats back together, then anchor in English Harbour. Nancy was such fun to be around. We'd meet for dinner at least once a week as they would settle in for a long season in English/Falmouth Harbour. We eventuslly said away, never to see Nancy again. But her sense of humor was such fun.
Myrl Fisk and Gary Upham
Friend
September 8, 2021
Sheri Shattuck
Friend
April 28, 2021
I was saddened to learn of Nancy’s passing.
Hopefully the memories from all of the years that you shared
will help you with your loss.
She and you are in my prayers.
Bill Newhall
April 18, 2021
I am very saddened by the death of my friend Nancy. I have known the Reid family for the better part of 45 years. They were my neighbors when I first moved to Marblehead. Nancy was not only a beautiful woman, but her beauty came from her kind heart. She loved her family and friends and would always flash her smile when I would see her, a smile that came easy to her face. Dave and Nancy not only "lucked out" with their marriage, but their family reflected the love that they instilled in their kids. Nancy's legacy should always be one of kindness and love. She was a wonderful person and I feel privileged to have been her friend. I want her family to know that I care...she was quite a gal!!
Biff Michaud
Friend
April 17, 2021
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