Lillian M. (Bissett)'s Story

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Lillian M. (Bissett) Reed, 91, of Lawrence, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at her home. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Reed, to whom she was married for 50 years.
Born in Lawrence on August 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Peter T. and Jessie (Sword) Bissett. Lee was educated in Andover public schools. She graduated from Punchard High School in Andover. In her free time, she enjoyed gymnastics, swimming, sewing, music, dancing, flowers, and birdwatching.
Lee will be deeply missed by her husband, Joseph; her two beloved children, Donnajean Decker and her husband, Stephen A. of Windham, N.H., and Cheryl Hazelton of Amesbury; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Curtis Mark “Smokey” Hazelton.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Lee’s life by gathering for calling hours at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street in Methuen, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. For directions or to send a condolence to Lee’s family, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Reed family.
Published on  October 31, 2017
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