William T. Reed, Jr.

Died: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

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Boston – William T. Reed, Jr., 74 of Westport, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Heather (Heath) Reed.
     Born in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late William T. and Katherine (Tweedy) Reed, Bill was a long-time resident of Westchester and Media, PA, before moving to Westport in 2004.  He attended Allen’s Neck Friends Meeting in Dartmouth.
     Bill attended the Haverford School and graduated from Exeter Academy, Princeton University, class of 1966, and Stanford Business School in 1968.  He was a Chair with Vistage International where he served as a facilitator of leadership groups.
     A devoted husband, father, and friend to many, Bill was a kind, gentle man, who had a wonderful sense of humor and sense of fairness.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed reading, travel, and discussing politics..
     Bill is survived by his loving wife, Heather; son, Jarrod Reed of Nottingham, MA; daughters, Christie G. Reed of Cambridge, MA and Erica Sebastian and her husband, Bryan Dougherty of Philadelphia,PA; nephew, Tom MacKinnon of Los Angeles, CA; and his niece, Kate MacKinnon Wen and her children, Reed and Grace of Ipswich, MA.
     He was the brother of the late Ann Reed MacKinnon.
     Private arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
Dearest, I miss you desperately. Thank you for our beautiful life together and for all the love and blessings you showed me. You are in my heart always. I love you. xoxo

   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
I'll miss our visits tremendously and I'm so saddened to hear of your passing, but I'm sure that you are in the most beautiful resting place because that's what you deserve. Rest peacefully my friend and fly high

Beth Davis
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
Dear Heather and family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I know Bill from our days together at Vistage. He was a wonderful man and mentor to so many. His counsel and caring legendary. He will be missed by so many.

   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Bill- he was such a Gentleman and I will miss him greatly- I'd love to see you soon- Martha

James Parmentier
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019

TRADITIONAL MIXED FUNERAL CONTAINER was sent by The Princeton Class of 1966.

Many are the hearts filled with sadness this week.

Karen Heath
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of the love of your life. Thankful you had so many great years together.

   Posted Thu February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day to my sweetie, the dearest man i will ever know. I love you with my whole heart, always. Ours is the love that binds. Missing you desperately. Know that i am with you as I know you are with me forever. xoxo Your Cub bear

   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
Happy First Date Anniversary, my love. What a date that was!! A comedy of errors and then three weeks later you asked me to marry you and i said, "What took you so long?!" We are a love match and soulmates and i love you now and always and will tell you that in person when we are reunited in Heaven. All my love, sweetie. CB xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo

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