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Joan Reid


November 5, 1933 - March 25, 2024

Bradenton, Florida - Joan Reid passed away on March 25th, 2024 at the age of 90 in Bradenton, Florida. She was the widow of John (Jack) Reid. They shared 38 years married to one another. Joan was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 15th, 1933. She is predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Katherine Mitchell and her siblings, Maurice (Joey) Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, and Mary Mitchell.

Joan grew up in Hartford, Connecticut and later moved to Windsor, Connecticut. She initially lived with her parents in Windsor but eventually married and raised her three children. She and her husband purchased a cottage colony on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire in the 1970's. Joan's time at the lake and cottages are some of her fondest lifetime memories. While managing the cottages, she made many friends who would return to vacation there year after year.

Joan and her husband later moved to Bradenton, Florida. In Bradenton, she worked many years as a secretary for Alcan/Norandex. There she made many lasting friendships. Some were able to recently help celebrate her 90th birthday at her home this past November.

Joan is survived by her three children: Michael Reid and partner, Diana Visser; Judy Taylor and husband, Gary Taylor; John Reid and wife, Barbara Reid.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Katelyn Cook and husband, Chris Cook; Seamus Dwyer and wife, Alexis Dwyer; Sean Dwyer and wife, Lindsey Dwyer; Kylie Irqsusi and husband, Feras Irqsusi; and step-granddaughter, Jessi Taylor and wife, Adriana Generallo. In addition, Joan left behind 5 great-grandchildren: (Mackenzie, Grady, Callahan, Ryland, Zayn, Airlie, and Torin) with another expected in July (Jack). She will also be truly missed by her sister-in-law and best friend, Elizabeth (Liz) Mitchell, many nieces and nephews, and treasured friends.