D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Reed Raymond Chandler

March 25, 1963October 29, 2019

Reed Raymond Chandler, 56, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Lori (Cusanelli) Chandler, passed away Tuesday October 29, 2019 at his home. Born in Hartford on March 25, 1963, he was the son of the late Raymond Francis and Mae (Meagher) Chandler and was a lifelong resident of Wethersfield. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School and Manchester Community College. He enjoyed a long career as a chef in the Greater Hartford area, Brown Thomson & Co. and Wethersfield Country Club to name a few. His love of cooking showed in everything he did, he always said “At the Chandler house you’ll never leave hungry” He will always be remembered for his infectious laugh, his gift of gab, and most importantly the love he had for his wife and daughter. Besides his wife, Reed is survived by his daughter, Sierra Chandler of Wethersfield, his mother-in-law Frances Cusanelli, his sister Sandra Traunig and his brother Mark all of Wethersfield, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Scott, Kevin, and Jeff and brother-in-law Richard Traunig. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6th at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. A memorial service will be held in the funeral chapel at 6 pm on Wednesday evening at the conclusion of calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Reed Chandler Memorial Fund, 35 Belcher Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 6, 2019


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Mark Dobler

November 7, 2019

We grew up together, part of the “Old Wethersfield” and ”Broad St Green” gangs. Best of friends then who made fond memories that will last forever...your excitement when Lori finally agreed to date you...carving the hind-quarter at the annual Steer Roast...I can still hear your laughter and see that mischievous grin when I think of the times we had. Goodbye for now my friend. Rest In Peace brother and we will see you down the road.

Patrick Kelly

November 6, 2019

Dear Laurie and Sierra,
It is with great sadness that I send my condolences for your loss. Reed was one of those people that always brought a smile to our faces. It was too long since I last saw him but not matter when we ran into each other it was like no time had passed at all. We will miss having him here but he will always hold a fond place in our hearts as a person that made the world a brighter and better place.


Donna Glynn

November 3, 2019

To the entire Chandler family -
There is only one way I can describe Reed and that would be a gentle man with a huge smile that could light up any room at anytime. He was a person that would give you the shirt off his back. What that really means is he would give one's all; the ultimate in generosity. I don't know many people like that; he was in a league of his own. Just ask anyone who knew him and they would agree. Reed also was not happy unless he was doing for others. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lori and Sierra especially since both of you were the loves of his life.
My sincere condolences to the Chandler family.

Patrice Chandler

November 3, 2019

Lori and Sierra, I am so sorry for your loss. Reed loved you so much and always wanted the best for you. He was quite the character, and I say that with kindness. My personal favorite memory was when Reed was 11 and he got up on stage at Jeff and my wedding and sang to me. I will always remember that day and the smile on his face❤️

Ross 'Brud' Hendel

November 3, 2019

I have so many great memories of Reed...way too may too list.. I have known him since we were Young bucks growing up in Old Wethersfield in the 70s. He had an uplifting personality and had an the amazing way of making everyone feel happy when they were around him. I love you buddy...Heaven gained another Angel.
Brud Ross Hendel...

Ginny Mallon

November 1, 2019

So sorry to learn about the loss of your beloved husband from Franny. My heart goes out to all of you.

Lynn Jones

November 1, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Reed and I worked at the Wethersfield Country club together for many years. He was always laughing, playing jokes and ready with a hug. And he made the best meatballs! Sending prayers and love.

Pam Sanzo

November 1, 2019

What a great man !! So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pam Sanzo

Susan Lanphier

October 31, 2019

We have many great memories as we traveled with the Chandler’s. Reed you are dear to our hearts and will be sadly missed.. NH, Vermont, and Boston Red Sox! We will never forget the food you cooked, the laughter and yes the front porch.

Tony Tomaino

October 31, 2019

RIP my friend. You were the brother I never had. I loved you and I'll never forget you 😞