Thomas Reid

Obituary for Thomas Reid

February 12, 1943 - November 26, 2016
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts | Age 73


Thomas J. Reid, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Milton died Saturday, November 26, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 73.

Tom was born February 12, 1943 in Boston a son of the late Dr. Thomas and Marion A. (Fitzpatrick) Reid. Raised and educated in Milton he attended Boston University and then served with the United States Air Force during the mid 1960's in California and South America.

Tom worked for the former First National Bank of Boston. During the 1970's he served as special assistant to former US Senator Edward Brooke. At the end of Sen. Brooke's senate career, Mr. Reid served as a contract negotiator for the US Small Business Administration and Regulatory Office in Boston, MA. In the mid 1980's he moved to Shrewsbury to work for Davis Press, Inc., of Worcester where he focused on developing, marketing and fundraising graphics for academic and non-profit clients in the New England area. After the sale of Davis Press, he was appointed Engineering Services Manager for then Mass Highway Department
by Gov. William Weld and served in that position until his retirement in 2009.

Mr. Reid was involved with many organizations in both the Worcester and Boston areas. He was elected Town Meeting member in Milton, and served on various committees including Spaulding Rehabilitation, Spaulding Development, Board of Massachusetts General Hospital and Regional Vice President of AFGE.

After moving to Shrewsbury, he served in various capacities with local organizations. He was a long time member of the Shrewsbury Republican Town Committee, serving a stint as vice chairman. He also was Secretary of the Members Council of the Worcester Art Museum, Director of Family Services of Central Mass, Deputy Commissioner of the Worcester Elections Committee, and long term Membership Chairman of the Bohemians. He also had been a member of the Boston Athenaeum, Worcester Club, and the Tennis and Racquet Club. An avid golfer, he was proud of the hole-in-one that he made on the 12th hole at The Country Club, Brookline, MA. Mr. Reid and his good friend Robert Stewart partnered to win the annual Sargent Memorial Fourball Tournament at the Essex Country Club, Manchester, MA.

He leaves his children, Abigail D. Reid of Boston and W. Curtis Reid of Watertown; his former wife and friend Elaine Davis Reid of Shrewsbury. His first wife,Linda Eastburn Reid, of Pinehurst, NC predeceased him.

Family and friends will honor and remember Tom's life by gathering on Saturday, December 17th in All Saints Episcopal Church, 10 Irving St., Worcester at where his Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Greg Lisby will officiate. Inurnment in the church columbarium will follow. There are no calling hours.

Memorials in his name can be made to All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. Worcester, MA 01609 or Family Service of Central Massachusetts, 31 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA 01609.

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