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D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

Robert Francis Reid Sr.

October 26, 1932June 10, 2020

Robert Francis Reid Sr. “ Bob “, 87, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Helen “ Weezie” (Bowen) Reid for over 64 years, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Bob was born in Hartford on Oct. 26, 1932 to the late Henry and Edna Reid. After Bob attended Hartford High School, he enlisted in the US Army. He was a veteran of the Korean War, traveling throughout Europe. Upon his return in 1955, he married his sweet heart, Weezie, from Charter Oak Terrace. They settled and remained in East Hartford where they raised their four children. Bob was an upholsterer who learned the craft on the GI Bill, working at G. Fox and Co. In 1969, he started his own business - Reid Interiors located in East Hartford. He was masterful with his hands and sincerely enjoyed working with people, helping them with their decorating needs. His business grew to include B and C Upholstering, located in Hartford, where he worked with various companies and designers. His passion continued throughout his career and he passed that enthusiasm on to many. Bob retired at age 83! He was a long- time member of the Army & Navy Club in Manchester. He also belonged to the former Elks Club, Lodge #2063 in East Hartford and the former Masons Orient Lodge #62 AF & AM of East Hartford. Some of his many pleasures were, traveling, family gatherings, trips to the casino and golfing. He loved watching the Red Sox win and of course, UConn Basketball. A few of his favorite destinations were Misquamicut Beach in RI and Cape Cod. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his oldest daughter, Terri Reid and her partner, Lucy Zamgochian of New Britain; his son, Robert F. Reid Jr. and wife, Debora Reid of East Hartford; granddaughters, Tonya Reid- Kim and Kaitlyn Reid; his son, Richard H. Reid and his late wife, Kim Walden Reid of Florida; granddaughters, Erica Stickels and Amanda Ferraina; and his daughter, Kathleen Kakos of Old Lyme Ct; grandsons, Mathew Kakos and Joseph “ Joey” Kakos; great grandchildren, Nathan and MacKenzie Stickels, Lilith (Lily) Klass and Minerva (Mini ) Ferraina; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his older brother, Edward Reid and wife, Betsy Reid of Enfield. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Bates and husband, Gordon of Framingham, Ma; his younger brother, James Reid and wife, Marybeth of Manchester. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 16, 2020 with a funeral procession beginning at 11:30 am from the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford followed by a graveside service with military honors at 12 noon at Veteran’s Memorial Field #2 – Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Everyone in attendance must have a proper face covering and please adhere to the legal guidelines during the current health crisis. Although there will be no calling hours, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart, as you remember him in your own special way. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 248, Shelton, CT 06484 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.The family would also like to thank, Vernon Nurses Association and Hospice team, along with a very special thank you to Myretta with Companions and Homemakers for her incredible care and support. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • American Parkinson's Disease Association
  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Funeral Procession Gathering

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Burial with military honors

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Sundance & Susan Lennard

June 15, 2020

Dearest Mathew, we send our deepest sympathies to you and all of your family on the passing of your grandfather. You're all in our prayers.

Gregory Endrelunas

June 14, 2020

Rich,Bob,Terri and Kathy,Heidie and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your father.The years we spent around him were filled with happy times and many parties.A man who was so proud of his family and enjoyed his grandchildren with a gleam in his eye.I believe your father is in Heaven and continues to watch over all of you with love and peace.With a heavy heart,Greg and Heidie

Eugene Skladnowski

June 14, 2020

Helen, Bob & Debbie - So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. What a talented person he was. He will be missed. We always talk about him when we gather around our dining room table, sitting on the chairs that he re-upholstered for us. His excellent workmanship lives on in our household and looks as good as the day they were made. God Bless, Gene Skladnowski

charles dick

June 14, 2020

To the Reid family, my heart goes out to you all. I will remember all the great times we had as family. Bob was the beloved husband to "Weezie" my godmother of 67 years. Charles F. Dick, Providence, Rhode Island.

Bryan&Shelly Nearing

June 14, 2020

Our heart felt condolences go out to the entire Reid family, lots of great memories to reflect upon, I’m sure.

John Kakos

June 13, 2020

Spending condolences from The Kakos family he will surely be missed.

Charleen Miele

June 13, 2020

Sending condolences to the entire Reid family from the Kupecs. Such fond memories of growing up together on Whitehall Drive! We are so sorry to hear of Dads passing. Such a kind man and always smiling! No doubt he will be smiling down on all of you.
Love,
Charleen (and family)

Sharon (Rice) OConnor

June 13, 2020

My sincere Condolences to the Reid family.
I was so very sorry to hear about your Dad . You will be in our thoughts and prayers , especially during this difficult time. I vey fondly remember my trips to Misquamicut Beach and time at your house .

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY