Published DateFRANKLIN — Lorraine E. (Avery) Reed, 84, a longtime resident of Franklin died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Concord Hospital following a period of failing health. She was born in Thetford, Vermont, August 17, 1928, daughter of Dorrance and Erminer (Berry) Avery. She lived in Bristol for many years before moving to Franklin. She was a homemaker. Lorraine was a longtime member of the Bristol Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Reed Jr. in 2005, her husband, Robert S. Reed in 2006, her son, Charles S. Reed Sr. in 2007, her sisters Gloria Shaw, Marjorie Cilley and Madeline Lamos and her brothers, Wendell and Dexter Avery.
She leaves her daughter, Rita E. Goumillout of Franklin; her son, Robert D. Reed Sr. of Franklin; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 8 great, great-grandchildren; a brother, Morris R. Avery of Milford; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. A graveside service will be on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Riverdale Cemetery in Danbury. Burial will follow.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Danbury Community Center at 15 High St., Danbury, NH 03230 or to the Franklin VNA and Hospice at 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com