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1955 Ronald 2021

Ronald W. Reed

September 21, 1955 — June 24, 2021

Calling hours are 6-8pm Wednesday June 30th at Brandon Funeral home in Fitchburg.  A funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 1st at noon at Brandon Funeral home.  Ron requested golf attire / casual for his services.

Ronald W. Reed (1955-2021)

Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, “Pops”, Mentor,Community Leader, Businessman and friend passed away Thursday, June 24th at his home with his family by his side and in his heart after a short battle with cancer.

Ron leaves his best friend, lover, and wife of 19 years, Mary (Johnson/Hulette), his mother, Doris (Flinkstrom) Reed of Fitchburg MA, his son Scott and wife Jennifer of Northbridge MA, his daughter Kristy Reed Hannah and her husband Jon of Chesapeake VA, his stepsons David Hulette and his fiancé Suzy of Lexington SC, and Daniel Hulette of Gardner.  He leaves his 3 brothers, Michael and his wife Julia of Sebastapol CA, Gary and his wife Linda of Fitchburg MA, and Elias of Quincey MA.  His brothers in law Alan Johnson of Gardner MA, Paul Johnson and his wife Jean of Peabody MA, James Johnson and his wife Christine of Gardner MA and Sister-in-Law Tish Haley and her husband Tom of Worcester MA. Ron also leaves his 12 adoring grandchildren that affectionately referred to him as “Pops”, Daniel, Charles, Jocelyn, Hailey, Jacob, Skyler, Kasen, Colby, Kallen, Lillian, Evelyn, and Dahlia as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and others who had the privilege of calling him, Pops.  Ron was predeceased by his father Charles Reed and brother-in-law R. Charles Johnson.

Ron owned and Operated Lloyd and Bouvier in Clinton MA.  He was a community leader in Ashburnham, serving on several committees and as Town Selectman for many years.  Ron was an Eagle scout who continued his commitment to scouting by teaching Civics at Eagle College at Fitchburg State University for several years.  Ron was also active in the business community, serving as president Wire Association International in 2008 and remaining active on various committees up to the time of his passing.  He received the WCMA Distinguished Career Award in 2010 and the Donnellan Memorial Award from WAI in 2012.  Ron was a firm believer in giving back to the community serving in the Ashburnham Lions Club for 40 years, earning the coveted Melvin Jones Award for Distinguished Service.  Ron was also a member of Oak Hill Country Club where he most enjoyed the 19th hole, sitting out on the patio with a bourbon or a glass of wine and a cigar with friends, always sporting his signature Panama Hat.

Ron’s biggest joy in life was his family.  He also enjoyed Traveling the world.  His favorite song was “My Way” by Frank Sinatra which pretty much sums it up!  He lived and loved large, he did everything with love in his heart.

In lieu of flowers, it is Ron’s wish that donations be made to the Breshnahan Center in Ashburnham, and / or, the Ashburnham Lions Club.

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