Phyllis Reed

Obituary of Phyllis Reed


Phyllis Marlene Reed, 71, of Howard Street, Hermon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital while surrounded by her family. 

In her honor, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 12:00 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton with Lay Minister John Frary officiating.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  A spring burial will be planned at the Hermon Cemetery.

Additional off-street parking is available behind "LUNA" on Park Street. 

Phyllis was born January 23, 1946, daughter of the late Carlton W. & Phyllis J. (Canfield) Allen and graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School in 1964.   She married Bernard F. "Bernie" Reed, Sr. on September 12, 1964 at St. Henry's Church in DeKalb Jct.  The couple were married until Sept. 1985. 

Phyllis worked at Ames Department Store in Ogdensburg, R&S Construction in Hermon, which was started by her husband "Bernie", St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, St. Lawrence County NYSARC, North Country Freedom Homes and United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton. 

She is survived by her children, Robert Reed, Kelly J. Reed (fiancé Jeff Higham) and Bernard “Peanut” Reed all of Hermon; two sisters, Mary (Tom) DeRosia of Cicero, NY and Nancy (Hubert) Schofell of Oriskany Falls, NY; a grandson, James Harmer (son of Kelly Reed); and several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by three sisters, Debbie Downing, Marion Perkins and Marjorie Hammond; a brother, Carlton Allen and a baby daughter, Jenne Reed, who died at birth in Dec 1970. 

Phyllis liked playing bingo, spending time with friends, watching the wildlife (deer) and feeding the birds in her yard.  She enjoyed the company of her pets (Tootsie, Nike, Zipper and Baby Girl).  She also enjoyed playing the lottery and raffle tickets.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad or to a charity of one's choice.