Hudson – Irene B. (Perry) Reed of Hudson Ma. passed away on January 25th at her home after a period of declining health.
Born in Taunton Ma., she was the daughter of Manuel Perry and Sadie (Braga) Perry. She also had a sister, Laura Montecalvo of Rhode Island and a brother Albert Perry of Taunton, both predeceased.
She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954 where she met her late husband Donnie W. Reed of 49 years. Donnie remained in the U.S. Air Force for many years, over which time the two started their family both here in the United States and abroad. Once stationed back in the United States they traveled with their family living in many states over several years finally making Massachusetts their home.
Irene worked at Lance Corporation in Hudson as a quality controller. She also helped out at the Boys and Girls club teaching sewing when the family first moved to Hudson. Later Irene would spend her days taking care of her grandchildren, which gave her great joy.
Irene leaves her son Charles W. Reed and his wife Maria of Milford, her daughters Claudia Muller of Hudson, Cherryl Comas and her husband Gary Webber of North Carolina and Crystal Reed of Shrewsbury and her long time love Jeffrey Toney; predeceased. She leaves her six grandchildren; Charles W. Reed II, Nicole Reed, Steven Muller, Brian Muller, Christopher Comas and his wife Kerri and Gregory Comas. She also leaves 2 great-grandchildren Mason Muller and Owen Muller as well as her former son-in-law Milton Muller.
Irene had many hobbies such as sewing, gardening, puzzles, bowling and country line dancing. She enjoyed traveling whenever possible, in particular her trip to Portugal with her sister Laura, where she met many of her relatives for the first time. She was a kind and caring woman; she will be missed.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA followed by a Celebration of Life service at 7:00 pm in the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in private, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, alongside her husband.