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Jean Parent Reed

January 13, 1945 December 8, 2010
Jean Parent Reed
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Jean Marie Reed St. Albans, VT/Matthews, NC: Jean (Parent) Reed, 65, a former longtime St. Albans resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews, NC with her loving children at her bedside. She was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Hartford, CT daughter of the late Paul & Simone (Berard) Parent. Jean attended Sheldon Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in St. Albans, class of 1963. For many years, she was employed by Nate’s Clothing Stores and later at Pedigree USA Sportswear. Jean truly loved sewing and making crafts and was an excellent seamstress, creating beautiful quilts for all her children and grandchildren. Jean made all her own decorations for every holiday and was a regular at Joann’s Fabrics. Jean was an avid reader and writer and frequently submitted editorial pieces to the local newspapers. Additionally, Jean took pleasure with gardening, baking sugar cookies with her grandchildren and, whenever possible, trying her luck at the slot machines. Survivors include her children, Kelli Young of Matthews, NC, Craig Reed & his wife, Robin Mercier, of Georgia, VT & Stacy Reed of Wadesboro, NC, her grandchildren, Jacob Young, Ryan Reed, Kelsey MacArt, Brody Reed, Alex Bittner, Kaitlyn Davis & Nicholas Davis, her brother, Paul Parent of St. Albans, brother-in-law, David Mulbarger of Hilton Head, SC, aunts & uncles, Rene & June Berard of Milton, Roland & Clarette Berard of Colchester, Paul & Marie Rivers, Larry Berard, Donald & Madeline Pelletier all of Henderson, NC, Raymond & Joyce Berard of Hinesburg & Monica Racine of Essex, long time friend Gerry Belisle and several nieces, nephews & cousins. In addition to her parents, Jean is predeceased by her sister, Pauline Mulbarger and her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Parent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at 11:00 AM in Holy Angels Church, Lake St., St. Albans. Spring interment will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Sheldon. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, from 3-7 PM in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. Private online condolence may be sent to

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