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J. George Reed, originally of East Greenwich, passed away on November 12, after valiantly fighting cancer long enough to attend his beloved daughter Grace’s college graduation last May. He was the son of the late Joseph G. and Emma Reed.
A graduate of East Greenwich High School and Bridgton Academy in Maine, George owned What Cheer Chauffeuring until retiring in 2007.
Aside from Grace, he is survived by his sister, Roberta; brothers, Thomas and Richard; nephew, Patrick; nieces Rebecca, Madeline and Kate; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Marilyn and Nancy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Friday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich, immediately followed by a gathering to reminisce at The Updike Room at 162 Main Street also in EG. There are respectfully no visiting hours. Interment will be private.
George has asked that in lieu of flowers, you please do a kind deed for someone.
You can leave an online condolence with the funeral home HERE.
The Reed family was one of the good old fashioned East Greenwich families during all the years we all knew each other and we all cared for each other back in the good old days. My deepest sympathy to all of the Reed family. I knew George very well but it had been a long time since I had seen him. Seems like a lot of us good old fashioned East Greenwich people move to other places but we all come back to East Greenwich for our final resting place. Once again my deepest sympathy to the Reed family.
Our condolences to Roberta, Tom and Richard and the family. George was a great guy and added to the lore here with his knowledge of the little things that went on, like Almacs and Bunny’s. He will be missed.
Bruce and Elaine Mastracchio
George and I shared a passion for the Greenwich Odeum and he introduced me to the theater in 2005, before Station Fire repercussions closed the Odeum for 5+ years. George cared so deeply for the theater and what it meant to Main Street and the surrounding businesses. There was no theater job too big or too small for George. He was always willing to do whatever it took, including risking life and limb climbing out onto the overhang to change the marquee.
Next time you visit the theater, remember George and his love for the place. With his time, talent and treasure, George played a role in getting the theater back on its feet when most had their doubts. You’ll always find his and Grace’s names there, Row F on the aisle, seat F2. Rest In Peace, George
My sympathy to you, Grace, in this sad time.
George was such a kind person , his request only makes sense. He was devoted to you Grace so sorry for your loss.