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Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA

OBITUARY

Ronald "Ron" E. Reed

March 3, 1939October 4, 2019
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Ronald E. Reed passed away October 4, 2019 at his Orleans home surrounded by his family. Born March 3, 1939 in Waterbury, CT he was the middle son of Edgar A. Reed and Lillian S. Reed. He was a graduate of Terryville High School, class of '57 and the school of hard knocks.

Ron worked at Stephen Pontiac Cadillac in Bristol, CT for 40 years, starting as a line mechanic and retiring as Service Manager in 1997. During his career as service manager, Ron was the recipient of many accomplishment awards, including a national service manager award for a perfect score for Cadillac Standards of Excellence. Also, Ron and his team consistently earned a customer satisfaction index of 100%. After "retirement" to the Cape, he enjoyed working for Crowell Construction in South Dennis for over 10 years. He was a member of the Cadillac Craftsman's League and the Orleans-Eastham Elks.

Boating was a lifelong enjoyment especially aboard the "Lyncris". Spending a week or two captaining pleasure boats with his friends in the BVI was a vacation highlight for years. He loved to travel, party with his family and friends and spend time at the beach, cooking a pot while enjoying a game of horse shoes as the tide came in.

Ron is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda (Rode) Reed, his beloved son Christopher, his brother Gary and Joyce Ashley, sister-in-law Alison Reed of Terryville, CT., as well as his nephews and nieces, Scott (Michelle), Jay, Gary, Robert, Julie and Lisa. He was predeceased by his older brother Jack.

Visitation will be from 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon and will be followed by a 12: Noon Service on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601 or Lower Cape Outreach Council, 19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA 02653.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the VNA for Ron's care and their ongoing support.

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Reed, Wife
  • Christopher Reed, Son

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

Memories

Ronald "Ron" E. Reed

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Sally Barnes

October 15, 2019

Linda and Chris,

I was saddened to read of Ron's passing. I fondly remember you all and all the times through the Terryville Orchard Street years that we chatted and I watched or played with Chris.
My thoughts and payers are with you and I am so sorry for your loss.

Peter Gianesini

October 14, 2019

To Linda and Chris, I am so sorry to hear of this news. My family and I have you all in our prayers and in our hearts. Wishing you all Peace. -Peter Jr.

Pete Radke

October 12, 2019

Dear Linda and Chris, I’m so sorry to hear about Ronnie, God bless you both, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Pete

steve kloss

October 11, 2019

OUR SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS OF RON REST IN PEACE. A FRIEND , AND CLASSMATE 1957

Donna Janazzo

October 11, 2019

I worked with Ron for 20 years at Stephen’s. I must say he really was a terrific guy. I was new to the business of selling cars and he was always available to help me with my customers service needs. I missed him terribly when he left us.
I am so sorry for your loss.

donald rogers

October 10, 2019

I've known Ronnie for close to 60 years. We have become the best of friends over the years. He was always there for us whenever, or wherever. we needed him. He treated Alice & I, and Ingrid & Leah like family. He is also Leah's godfather. We will always cherish the great memories of going to the beach, either by boat or by our trucks, and the cookouts and gatherings of family and friends. Our sincerest condolences to Linda & Christopher, and family.
His cherished memory will forever be in our hearts and minds. R.I.P. old friend, until we meet again. We love you and miss you Ron.

HOLLY SIMARD

October 9, 2019

Linda & Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fun memories of Ronnie. Lake Champlain boat rides, fireworks, Rouses Point, NY parades , my partner playing the organ at the little brown church across from the restaurant and many great times at the Cape. May he rest in peace and sending prayers to you and Chris at this difficult time.

PAULA ESPOSITO

October 8, 2019

Ronnie was a great guy who will be sadly missed by all who was his friend. I remember a time a few of his friends from Stephen's went to visit him and his family at the Cape and he took us on the dunes in his vehicle and we spent some fun times in Provincetown and at his home with his wife Linda and son Christopher. We had many laughs and it was a wonderful visit we will never forget. My condolences to Ronnie's family!

Caitlin Scott

October 8, 2019

I've been going to the Cape since I was eight years old. Ronnie, being my one of my parents friends, was like an uncle to me. I'll never forget all the fun times at the beach with everyone. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers for Linda and Christopher.

Nina & Bill Kelley

October 7, 2019

Linda & Christopher, Our wonderful years we've had together when you & Ronnie stood up for us 46 year's ago. Our wonderful boating trips and our Sunday ride with the boys. We've gone everywhere together it's been a wonderful friendship I'll cherish for another 46 year's. Our thoughts. & Prayers 🙏🙏❣️ 💞 are with you & Chris and the beautiful Reed family.

Love you all!!!

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