James E. Reed

Date of Passing:

February 2, 2017

Reed, James E., 76, passed away on February 2nd. He served our country as a US Marine in the tank division. Jim leaves behind a legacy of unparalleled strength, positivity and inspiration. He was the husband and best friend to Virginia (Ginny) Reed for a wonderful 45 years. Jim left a devoted daughter Jill Gaudreau and husband Norman along with cherished grandsons Shayne and Cole Gaudreau. He has sons James and John Reed in CA.

Jim worked over 25 years as a court clerk for the Juvenile Division of RI Family Court. After retirement he became a State Constable and worked with the traffic division for EP Police Dept. Jim achieved a third degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He was resilient and courageous in his battle with cancer over the last 6 years.

His funeral will be held on Thursday February 9, 2017 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-7 p.m.

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