In Memoriam : Renée Reid

Renée Reid Renée Phillips Reid - age: 68
(October 28, 1946 to September 02, 2015 )
Resident of Ocean Park, Maine

Visitation Information:
Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on September 11th, 2015 from 4PM -8PM at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St., Saco, ME 04072. A Celebration of Life will take place on September 12th, 2015 at 10AM with Reception to follow in the Vestry at United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco, ME 04072, it will be Officiated by the Rev. Beverly Lowell with Internment to follow the Reception at 1PM at Laurel Hill Cemetery on 293 Beech St., Saco, ME 04072, all are welcome to attend. Please visit for additional information and to sign Renée’s online guestbook.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco, ME 04072 or to the Ocean Park Association PO BOX 7296 , Ocean Park, ME 04063.

Renée Phillips Reid 68 of Ocean Park, Maine died from complications of cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital on September 2, 2015 after having lived with cancer for nearly 6 years. Renée was born in The Bronx, NY on October 28, 1946, the daughter of Rev. Albert R. and Betty L. Phillips.
Renée attended schools in Natick, MA and Greenfield, MA, and graduated from Deering High School in 1964 and Bates College in 1968. Before her marriage, Renée worked for the New England Baptist Counsel in Ocean Park, Maine, for Jordan Marsh Co. in Boston, MA and First National Stores Corporate Headquarters in Somerville, MA. Renée was a Retired Licensed Insurance Producer and Customer Service Specialist for State Farm Insurance Companies for many years. Prior to moving to Maine in 2007, she resided in Middletown Twp., NJ for more than 30 years where she was a devoted member of Old First Church, Middletown, NJ.
Renée was a member of the United Baptist Church, Saco where she belonged to the American Baptist Women and Fidelis Class; the Ocean Park Association where she was on the Memorial Library Committee and belonged to Toilers-By-The Sea, Free Baptist Women’s Missionary Society and Sea Coasters. She also belonged to the Ocean Park Wednesday Bowlers, Ocean Park Ladies Book Group and Naughty Needles Needlework Group. She was an avid Boston Red Sox, NY Giants and Patriots fan. Renée deeply loved Ocean Park, her Soul Place.
Renée was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her loving children Eric and his wife Mandy of Chapel Hill, NC, Megan James and her husband Craig of Dennis Twp., NJ, Susan Simon and her husband Timothy of Jackson, NJ, Joshua and his wife Jeannine of North Haledon, NJ; Her adored grandchildren Chloé, Sydney, Julia, Boden, Jordyn, Zachary, Cameron, Coleten and Jocelyn. She is also survived by her brother Richard Phillips of Australia, formerly of Natick, MA, sister Nancy Ross and her husband Glenn of Franklin, MA, and brother Craig and his wife Debbie of Auburn, ME; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to sincerely thank all those at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital who cared for Renée. They would also like to thank the wonderful friends and neighbors who gave so tirelessly of themselves during her illness.

Linda Knox Large - September 7, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Renee and I were classmates at Bates. In our senior year, we borrowed costumes from the theater group to act out a scene from a Shakespeare play in hopes of improving our grades. We laughed about that performance at every Bates reunion including the most recent one last year. She was such a sweet person. I am deeply saddened to hear of her death and send my deepest condolences.

Julia Hankerson - September 8, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
My Condolences to the Family. May The Grace of God comfort You.


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