Donald S. ReidFebruary 3, 1952 ~ October 7, 2017 (age 65)
WORCESTER - Donald Reid passed away on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 peacefully at Jewish Healthcare Center surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 3rd, 1952.
He leaves his loving family of two daughters, Maryann Reid of Worcester and Gina Dauderis of Grafton, the mother of his two children, Deborah Reid of Millis, MA; his three grandchildren, Joshua and Zoey Dauderis, and Gavin Reid; his two brothers, Robert Reid and his wife Alice of Buna Texas, Michael Reid and his wife Maritza, of Lakewood NJ, and his sister, Linda Nico and her husband Dennis of Middletown, NJ and his companion Lisa Dattoli and her brother Ronald Dattoli of Littleton, MA. He is preceded in death by his mother Anne Pittenger Reid, and his two brothers David Reid, and Thomas Reid.
As a tradesman in Donald's early years he trained in the Job Corps, and worked for several years as an auto body technician. Later he decided to pursue his passion successfully as a professional fisherman which brought him great joy and purpose.
Donald was one of seven siblings, growing up in the inner city of Brooklyn, NY. Easy to get lost in the shuffle, Donald paved much of his own way. He was by nature, curious and dexterous, taking apart anything to understand its mechanics, a seeker of knowledge, mischievous, grounded, passionate, deep, protective, gentle yet fierce, artistic, philosophical, entrepreneurial, deeply caring, with a beat to his own drum persona and old soul. He was deeply inspired by nature, the wilderness, teaching of survivalist skills, and fishing. He was fascinated with hurricanes, botany, art, abstract thinking, animal science, history, searching for treasure while metal detecting, and thinking about the concept of time. He fashioned jewelry out of random metal objects, was mesmerized by the fire color in his opal stones, and could be transfixed by a musical note he heard in a song. He had a natural calmness, and easy going nature, that was easy to seek solace in. Never short on wisdom or sound advice, he led example of his life with little need for material things, truly living in the moment, and choosing life's simplicity. Taken too soon, he will be missed and remembered lovingly by his two daughters and extended family and friends.
The family would like to extend gratitude to the exceptional care he received from the nursing staff at Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester, MA.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association.
American Brain Tumor Association