Brian E. Reed

Brian Edward Reed, 60, of Milford, NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 16, 2018.  He was born December 31, 1957 in Hartford, CT, the son of Walter H. Reed and Barbara Ohlman Reed of Avon, CT.  Brian graduated from Westminster School in Simsbury, CT and attended the University of Vermont.

Brian worked for various companies as a mechanical engineer, and as a product manager, traveling worldwide extensively.  He enjoyed researching local history, family genealogy, tinkering on vintage motorcycles, shooting antique guns with his brother, spending time with his family, and caring for his cats Silly and Zeffe.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his friendliness and for his love of carrying on the family genealogy research begun by his father.  Brian loved the outdoors and nature, walking in the woods and going for hikes, and fishing.  He was personable and had a life-long curiosity of history, especially his surroundings in Milford.

Survivors include: his mother, Barbara O. Reed of Avon, CT; a loving former wife Deborah Reed of Milford, and their son’s Daniel Reed of Milford and Robert Lugaresi of Oakville, CT; a brother Walter H Reed III and his wife Melody MacGinnis Reed of Chester, VT; a sister, Nancy Reed of Avon, CT; two uncles John Reed of Virginia and Robert Reed and his wife Julie Reed of IL; nieces Chelsea Clark of Fairfax, VT, and Charity Clark and husband Robert Lietar of Williston, VT; a nephew Keegan Reed and wife Nicole Driscoll of Burlington, VT; a nephew Adam Hansen and wife Alesha Hansen of Gypsum, Colorado; niece Jennifer Bailey and husband Tom Bailey of Mankato, MN; several cousins, grand nieces and nephews.  Brian was predeceased by his father Walter H Reed in 1995.

Memorial visiting hours will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 1:00-3:00pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brian’s name to The Milford Historical Society, 6 Union Street, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith