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Rita (Lincoln) Reed, 94, of Winsted, beloved wife of the late Kenneth E. Reed, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born and raised in Bristol, the loving daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Cuddy) Lincoln, she had lived in Avon for over 50 years. Rita, during World War II, served as a volunteer with the Junior Red Cross and was employed at the New Departure GM plant in Bristol during that period. Rita worked for the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, and served with her husband as a literacy volunteer when they lived in Mexico and Venezuela, and also taught English language skills to people from many nationalities while living in Avon. She retired from the Avon Old Farms School where she worked in the business office as an administrative assistant. She looked back fondly on her time lived in Avon and enjoyed her membership in the Avon Garden Club. Rita's greatest passion was her family, and she enjoyed sharing her incredible cooking with them. A mother with a kind and generous soul, and indefatigable in support of her family, she will always be loved and remembered. Rita is survived by her three sons; Scott Reed and his wife Jama of Deer Park, Texas, Kevin Reed and his wife Maryanne of Winsted, and Lincoln Reed and his wife Sally of Wallingford; eight grandchildren, Lisa, Susie, Diana, Sarah, Lindsay, Meagan, Kendal, and Shannon; and ten great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Richard Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln, and by her sisters, Eileen Howard and Mae Denehy. A private memorial service will be held at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Rita's honor may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 628, Hartford, CT 06013. For online condolences or to share a memory with the family, please visit