Vincent Reed

Mr. Vincent Paul Reed, Jr., 65 years of Peabody and Shapleigh, Maine, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Lahey Clinic, Burlington after a long illness. He is the husband of Mrs. Anita M. (Swart) Reed. He was born in East Boston, the son of the late Vincent P. Reed, Sr. and the late Florence “Babe” (Turner) Reed. He was raised in East Boston and Lynnfield. He has lived in Lynnfield, Shapleigh, Maine and most recently in Peabody. He was a graduate of Lynnfield High School Class of 1969. He also attended Northeastern University for 2 years.

He was employed as a National Service Officer for the Disabled American Veterans. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Viet Nam war. Vincent was involved in Scouting, he encouraged many in the Boy Scout Program to become Eagle Scouts. He was a member of the DAV and served as Past Commander and Adjutant of DAV Edith Nourse Rogers Chapter 25 Lowell, Past Commander DAV District 4, and past Department Inspector; Past National Golden Rodent of the National Order of Trench Rats; Past Commander of Beachmont Post 6712, Past District Deputy of the Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees of Lynnfield. He was also a member of the “Cooties”, the “40/8”, American Legion. Vincent was also a booster in the Lynnfield Wrestling program and a devoted Hospice volunteer at the Bedford VAMC. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife with whom he shared 45 years of marriage he leaves his children, Joseph B. Reed and his wife Suzanne of Peabody, Kathleen A. DeBaker and her husband Michael of Limington, Maine, Loretta A. Booker and her husband Aubrey of Yokosuka, Japan, Vincent P. Reed III and his wife Catelyn of Lynnfield, Anthony F. Reed of Salem, Brendon L. Reed and his wife Ai of Japan, and Sean L. Reed and his wife Heather of Peabody. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, many in-laws and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway, (Rte 129) Lynn followed by a memorial mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 11:30 AM Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be at a later date in the Southern Maine Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The family prefers donations be made to the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran’s Hospital ,Hospice Unit , 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730 or to the DAV, Edith N. Rogers Chapter 25 190 Plain Street, Lowell, MA 01852