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“We are very sorry to hear that Reed has passed. A very special man and will be missed... You are all in our thoughts and prayers... Your neighbors ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Stan and Amy Smith - Raymond, NH

“To the family of Mr.Carver We are so sorry for your loss Take care and God Bless ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Butch and Midge Smith - NH

“My thoughts are with you all. Rest in peace, Melody ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Melody Richard - Raymond, NH

“My thoughts are with you all. You are very special people to me, have been for many years. Take care and may he rest in peace. Iris ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Iris Richard - Raymond, NH

“Dear Heather and Alison, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We will keep your father especially in our prayers in the upcoming days. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Monica Vegelj, Brian Miron and Family - NH

“Over the years when Dorothea and I have had the opportunity to be with Maxine and Reed, whether it was graduations, football games or luncheons, we...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Dorothea and Bob Sears - NJ

“My deepest sympathies to the entire Carver family upon the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather and friend. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Paradis Button - Nottingham, NH

“Reed was my touchstone at CFS and the person I strove to emulate. His professionalism, loyalty, kindness and people skills were unparalleled. I had...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ruth Zax - Manchester, NH

“Dear Carver family, I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to your family. I was so very sad to hear about your loss. My Thoughts & Prayers...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Scott Ross - Mnachester, NH

“Dear Mackie & Family: Beverley and I were saddened to learn of Reed’s death and are sorry that we cannot be with you for his memorial...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: John McDaniels - Rougemont

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Reed Carver. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tammie Reed - Raymond, NH

“Dear Carver family, I am so sorry for your loss. Reed was the most wonderful person I ever worked with and I know he will be sorely missed. When...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Woitkowski - Bedford, NH

“To the Carver family, I'm so sorry to hear about Reed's passing. I've known Reed and Mackie my whole life, as neighbors and friends of my...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Amy Christian - Ithaca, NY

“My dear friends, I am so saddened to hear that Mr. Carver has passed away. I have many great memories of us all over the years and he has always had...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: NANCY HILCHEY BATES - Decatur, AL


Raymond, NH Addison "Reed" Carver, 84, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 10, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH. Reed was born in Raymond, NH on September 20, 1928, the youngest child of Jessie Ruth (Cockerline) and Arthur Carver. He lived in Raymond for 83 years before moving to Mont Vernon, NH in 2012 to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Reed served in the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman Second Class from 1946-49, and was stationed on the islands of Truk and Guam. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he attended the University of New Hampshire where he received a B.A. in Sociology in 1953 and a Masters in Sociology in 1954. He also received a Masters in Social Work at Boston University in 1962. While attending college, Reed went to work for the Manchester Family Service Society as a case worker. He spent countless hours counseling and advocating for children, couples and families. He served on numerous city and state committees. After 38 years, he retired in 1993 as the Regional Director of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. Throughout his many years of public service Reed touched thousands of lives and received the NASW Social Worker of the Year Award in 1982, the City Missionary Award in 1985, and upon his retirement was awarded the Key to the City of Manchester and a Commendation from then-Governor Stephen E. Merrill. Reed is survived by his wife of 63 years Maxine (Brown) Carver and children Carlene McCarty, husband William, Bruce Carver, wife Eileen, Allison Schmidlein, husband Kevin, and Heather Carver, husband Roger Seacole. Reed had 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, whom he adored. Reed was predeceased by his daughter Valerie Leonard, and her husband Daniel, and his siblings Donald Carver, Audrey Sewall, and Frank Ostrander. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Child and Family Services at 464 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH, 03104 or to the Raymond Congregational Church at P.O. Box 372 Raymond, NH, 03077. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 14th at 1pm at the Raymond Congregational Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Raymond, NH. Brewitt Funeral Service, 2 Epping St., Raymond, NH is handling the arrangements. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com

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