D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Richard Henry Reid

July 15, 1959July 11, 2020

Richard Henry Reid “Rich” as he was known to friends and family, passed away on July 11th 2020 to join his wife Kimberly Walden Reid who passed in 2018. Born in Hartford to Robert Francis Reid Sr. and Helen Louise (Bowen) Reid, he attended George J. Penney High School, class of 1977. From there he worked closely with his father and best friend at Reid Interiors where he mastered at upholstery and furniture design. He also worked for Bumper to Bumper in East Hartford and Ryder in Hartford and Florida over the years. Richard had a great sense of humor and loved slapstick comedies like Tommy Boy, Airplane, and The Jerk, he was always found at parties cracking jokes and laughing. He was well known for his love of the Red Sox and his competitive banter with his wife over her favorite team the Yankees. Rich enjoyed watching Blue Bloods and going to bingo in Florida with his friends. When his kids were younger he enjoyed putting up the Christmas decorations and listening to Elvis’s holiday albums and always dreamed of visiting Graceland one day.

He is survived by his oldest daughter Erica Reid Stickels and her husband Daniel Stickels of East Hartford; granddaughter Mackenzie Stickels and grandson Nathan Stickels; his youngest daughter Amanda Reid of Windsor, with whom he made his home for the last few years; granddaughters Lilith Klass and Minerva Ferraina; two stepchildren Amanda Rasmussen of Connecticut and Daniel Rasmussen of Maine; three siblings, sister Terri Reid and her partner Lucy Zamgochian of New Britain; brother Robert F. Reid Jr and his wife Debora Reid of East Hartford; two nieces, Tonya Reid-Kim and Kaitlyn Reid; sister Kathleen Kakos of Old Lyme; two nephews, Mathew Kakos and Joseph Kakos; beloved aunts, uncles and extended family; and man’s best friend, his dog Ritchie. He is predeceased by his wife Kimberly Walden Reid; his parents Robert F. Reid Sr. and Helen Bowen Reid; his Aunt Sophie and Uncle Fred whom he adored.

Due to the current pandemic a small burial service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Hartford on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12 noon. The family asks anyone from out of state to not travel to the services to minimize exposure and keep everyone safe as Connecticut currently has a quarantine in place for out of state visitors. Everyone in attendance must have proper face coverings and please adhere to the legal guidelines during the current health crisis. Although there will be no wake or calling hours the family hopes you will take the time to remember the laughter you have all shared with Rich over the years. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489 or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, P.O. Box 248, Shelton, CT 06484 in honor of his parents Bob & Weezie. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Parkinson's Disease Association


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Richard Henry Reid

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Julia Drum-Pandolfi

July 20, 2020

Erica and Amanda our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Uncle Rich blessed us all with his sense of humor and kindness. May you all find comfort in your memories of him.

We will miss you.
Rest in peace,
Uncle Rich.

Matt, Julia, Brayden, & Kennedy

Candita and Fred Jainchill

July 15, 2020

Dear Family of Rich,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Rich’s passing. He was our friend and neighbor here in Boynton Beach, and since we are from West Hartford, we had a lot in common. We will miss Rich and we send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Candita and Fred Jainchill

Eugene Skladnowski

July 15, 2020

Bob & Debbie,

So sorry to learn of your brother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Shelly & Bryan Nearing

July 14, 2020

It’s a difficult time again for the Reid family, so sorry your grieving so soon, again. I worked with Rich many years at Ryder and could always depend on Rich for a laugh or two. He was a dedicated worker and an asset to any employer, he worked for. I’ll miss his laughter, dedication, and friendship forever. Rip Rich we love you!

Beverly &Pat Concannon

July 14, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the family

Liz Anderegg

July 14, 2020

I loved Rich (& Kim) dearly. Rich had a wonderful sense of humor and such a kind heart. He & Kim always opened their home to us when we would visit Florida and we shared so many laughs. Rich will be missed, but more importantly he will be remembered fondly with a lot of love.

Walt Lee

July 14, 2020

I enjoyed Rich and Kim I love them both unfortunately for the Ried family they lost three of their love ones my heart goes out to everyone of those who are remaining I am so sorry I love you all Same as Richard

Edward Otto

July 14, 2020

I'm very saddened to hear of the loss
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family
I remember the younger days when all the guys were hanging out at the Reid's house
everybody be there working on their cars and listening to the radio drinking some beers
That's where I got my name tag along Eddie
Rest in peace Richard

Amanda Reid

July 13, 2020


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