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Eva Ann (Selanis) Reed

June 19, 1934 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Eva Reed Obituary

Eva Ann (Selanis) Reed, age 89, of Northampton, died peacefully on Wednesday February 28, 2024 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton surrounded by the love of her family after a brief illness.

She was born in Amherst on June 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Frances (Bendavich) Selanis and John Selanis. She was raised in Amherst and educated in the Amherst public schools. On May 1, 1954 Eva married the love of her life Ernest Dewey Reed Jr. and together they spent 39 blessed years of marriage until the sudden death of Ernest on September 26, 1993.

Eva worked for many years for the General Electric Company and was the Manager of the Hospital Television Services.  In 1983, Eva and Ernest purchased and operated the O’Rouke’s  Auto School in Northampton until the death of Ernest Jr. in 1993, then turning over the full ownership to their son, Ernest Reed III. Before his death, Ernest and Eva resided in Lake Wales, Florida where they both created new friendships and employment. Eva was a store manager of the Nalcrest Market, school crossing guard for sheriff’s department.

Eva was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 71 in Lake Wales, member of the Nalcrest Retirement Community. Her other interests included, watching classic TV movies, word search, traveling on Amtrak, trips to St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands, Cape Cod, the Berkshires, her love of cupcakes and the Olive Garden Restaurant.

Eva was a woman of deep, Catholic Religious Faith and she lived her faith every day!! While in Lake Wales, Florida she was a communicant and a Eucharistic Minister at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Locally, she was a longtime communicant of Annunciation Church in Florence and upon her return back from Florida she became a communicant Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Northampton. Everyone who had the pleasure to have known Eva, knew that she was a hugger followed by her saying “I Love You”.

Eva moved back to Northampton in 2020 due to health issues and resided with her son in Northampton. She was a devoted and loving Mother to her children and will be deeply missed by her devoted Son; Ernest Reed III of Northampton, Daughter; Caroline F. Reed and Son in Law; Dana Cyr of Sarasota, Florida and she leaves many cherished family members and friends.

Services for Eva will be held on Saturday, March 9th with Calling Hours from 9:30 – 11am at the church followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 99 King Street in Northampton. Burial will be held in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida on March 14th at 1:30pm, there she will laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, Ernest. D. Reed Jr.

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Services

Calling Hours
Saturday
March 9, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish
99 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Divine Liturgy
Saturday
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish
99 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Burial
Thursday
March 14, 2024

1:30 PM
Florida National Cemetery
6502 South West 102ND Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513

Donations

Sisters of Saint Joseph
577 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104

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