In loving memory of
William V. Reed
  • Passed away on January 09, 2019

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William V. Reed, 82, of The Villages, Florida, died of pulmonary disease on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Bill, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to Charlie and Helen Reed, on September 24th, 1936, graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford, MA, and served four years in the Air Force. He had a lifelong love of sports, both playing and coaching baseball and basketball. He was an avid and devoted golfer and a life-long fan of the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics. His first passion, though, was his family. He was married to Barbara Connor Reed on August 11,1962 and celebrated 56 years of marriage this past summer. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, his three daughters and nine grandchildren, Katie Reed-Oliveira of Raleigh, North Carolina and her children Meagan, Erin, and Ryan; Carol Reed-Chan and her husband Steve of San Diego, California and their children Maggie, Connor, and Sarah; and Liz Gualtieri-Reed and her husband Tom, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and their children Riley, Maeve, and Declan; two brothers, James K. Reed of NC, and John T.H. Reed and his partner Bob of CA; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 14th, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Saint Mark’s Church in the chapel with a reception immediately following. The funeral service will be held at St Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 16, 2019 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cornerstone Hospice of The Villages ( and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry (

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  1. 13 Jan 2019
    John Niblack says:
    Bill Reed was my dearest personal friend. We were neighbors, and then lifelong golf partners. I cannot begin to count all the wonderful times we had together.

  2. 13 Jan 2019
    Annie Kennedy Phelps says:
    My love is sent to all my cousins in the Reed family. May your solidarity as a family help you through this very sad time. I am thinking of you all today across the Atlantic.
    Cousin Annie Kennedy Phelps
    Rome, Italy

  3. 12 Jan 2019
    Milo Brunick says:
    Mr. Reed left his mark on all those who were fortunate to know him. We will miss his wonderful conversation and stories, but know they live on through his family.
    All our love—Milo, Maria, Camden, Nolan and McKenna