Charles Irving Reed
Manchester N.H. — Charles Irving Reed, 65, formerly of White River Jct, Vt., died unexpectedly at his home in Manchester N.H. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Chuck, as known by his family and friends, was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Dec. 9, 1947. The last of five children born to Frank Waterson Reed and Gladys Thelma Reed (Rice).
Chuck graduated from Hartford High School in 1965 attending New Hampshire College until the birth of his daughter at which time Chuck chose to work as a meat cutter at the local grocery store in Burlington, Vt. to support his family.
Once on his own Chuck earned his Opticians license in the state of N.H. working for Pearl Vision for many years. A change of pace was needed and Chuck received his Opticians license in Mass working for Opticians 3 for the remainder of his career.
Chuck is predeceased by his parents; sisters, Thelma Smith and Barbara Reed; brother-in-law, Byron Smith; sister-in-law, Marilyn Reed; niece, Linda Bement, and nephew, Gary Smith.
Survivors include his daughter, Mondae Lee Dupuis, her husband Alan W. Dupuis and children, Phillip S. Chase, Brian J. Chase, Meagan L. Chase and Dylan R. Dupuis; a brother, Frank Reed of Jeffersonville, Vt. and children, Karen Reed, Raymond Reed, Gordon Reed, Harold Reed, David Reed and their respective families; a sister, Janice Pounders of Atlanta, Ga., and children, April Boyd, Hilary Dawson, Peter Dawson and their respective families; a niece, Valerie Smith of Canaan, N.H.; nephews, Eric Smith of Boston, Mass., Joey Smith of Hartford Vt. and their respective families.
Chuck enjoyed all sports with his heart belonging to the New York Yankees to which he took a lot of ribbing for. Chuck also enjoyed road trips with his friends to the casinos in Connecticut. One particular road trip lasted one year in Las Vegas, Nev. where Chuck made many new lasting friendships.
There will be no calling hours at this time. Instead the family has decided to postpone all services until the time of burial in the spring. Burial will be at the Christian Street Cemetery in Hartford, Vt.
Ricker Funeral Home, Lebanon N.H. is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available by visiting www.rickerfuneralhaome.com
The family has asked that instead of donations to one’s choice that we take the time to get to know the older persons in our communities who may be living alone on a fixed income. These people are sometimes to proud to reach out to family members for help as this admits a sense of failure on their part to take care of their daily needs. A home cooked meal, a simple conversation as to how they are doing. If they have family and where do they live. In the case of death the family needs to have the comfort of knowing someone was looking out for the wellbeing of their loved one.