Bruce M. Reed, 77, of West Wareham, formerly of Rochester, passed away peacefully, at home on August 15, 2012 after a 4 ½ year battle with cancer. He was the son of the late George M. and Evelyn M. (Howland) Reed.
Bruce was born in Rochester and lived there for many years before moving to Wareham in 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janice (Pope) Reed; 4 children, Brenda Hannon and her husband Mark of Middleboro, Karen Kane and her partner Kevin Johnson of Whitefield, NH, Steven Reed and his girlfriend Tracey of Dartmouth and Wendy Ashworth and her husband Scott of Rochester; 9 grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Eric, Heidi, Kelly, Chris, Derek, Pat and Christina; 12 great grandchildren; his stepsons, John Pope of Wareham, Mike Pope of Bourne and Mark Pope of NH; a brother, Glenn Reed of Rochester; a sister, Catherine Hartley of Addison, ME. He was predeceased by a son, John Reed.
He graduated from Wareham High School in 1954 as an all-star athlete and went on to play AA baseball and semi-pro football. He also played and coached softball on many area teams. His passion in later years was golf. He was a member of Rochester and Little Harbor golf clubs and enjoyed many trips to Florida and Myrtle Beach.
Bruce worked for Barnes Tree Service and after retirement drove school bus for the Old Rochester School District.
Bruce always enjoyed watching the grandchildren play sports and taking trips to golf resorts and historic spots.
His graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in the Rochester Center Cemetery, Dexter Lane, Rochester.
Visiting hours have been omitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the VNA of Cape Cod, 434 Rte. 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660.