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PostHeaderIcon JOY REED of AMHERST, MA, May 27, 1934 – July 25, 2010





AMHERST, Joy Reed, 76, of Amherst died on July 25, 2010, in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She was born in Illinois and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. She received a B.A. from Wheaton College (Illinois) and an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a retired registered nurse and had worked in various nursing capacities in Massachusetts. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, and loved making clothing for her granddaughters. Joy was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and sang in several choral groups. Joy is survived by her spouse, George H. Reed, Jr., her children Dawn Leifer and David Reed and five grandchildren. Joy’s kind and loving spirit lives on in her family and others whose lives she touched. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 29, at 10:00AM at The Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst. Burial follows in Wildwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 28, from 5-7PM at The Douglass Funeral Service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley, MA 01035. Obituary and register at

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