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Margaret Hamlin Reed (1923-2019)

Margaret Reed

FARMINGTON - Margaret Hamlin Reed died on Oct. 29, 2019, at the age of 96.

She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 21, 1923, the daughter of Carl and Abbie Hamlin.

She graduated from Farmington High School in 1940. Margaret trained for her nursing career at Waltham (Mass.) School of Nursing and Boston City Hospital. She served in the Army Nurse Corp and was in France for 10 months working in tent hospitals. She worked for two years as a college nurse in Farmington, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, then as a public health nurse for Franklin County. Margaret retired from SAD #9 after 24 years as a school nurse.

Margaret is survived by; daughter, Joyce Greenacre and husband Allen Greenacre of Windham; granddaughter, Lisa Drummond and husband Richard Drummond, and twin great granddaughters, Anna and Emily Drummond of Windham; nephew, David Hamlin of Tucson, Arizona; and several cousins. She was predeceased by; her husband, Clayton E. Reed, who died in 1969; and her daughter, Dr. Carolyn E. Reed, who died in 2012.

At Margaret’s request, a private graveside service will be held in Farmington. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. I am sorry to read of her (Mrs. Reed) passing. She was our health nurse in the beginning of my schooling and she made lots of visits to our home when we were kids, always had to stitch one of us up. She was an amazing lady and will always be remembered . R.I. P. Mrs. Reed , fly high.

  2. Margaret was my fathers last living cousin. I only have one first cousin, therefore, many of my Dad's and Mom's cousins, I considered cousins to me. Margaret was a kind and sweet person and I loved talking with her. My prayers and thoughts are with Joyce and Allen, granddaughter and husband, and twin great granddaughters at this time. May God bless you all as you reflect on the many memories you have had with her thru the years.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. Margaret was a kind and caring person.

  4. Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Reed's family. She was a kind and gracious lady, who gave comfort and solace to a young mother with many little children. I'll always remember how good she was to my mom when she was the public health nurse.

  5. She was such an incredibly nice, caring person and so good with kids! RIP, Margaret!

  6. My sincere condolences to Joyce and family. Mrs. Reed was a wonderful lady.

  7. My condolences to the Reed family.

  8. I loved working with Margaret at Mallett School. She was so kind to everyone, young and old. Every so often , I would find cookies on my desk and she seemed to know when they were needed most. Everything was just better when she was around and she could walk faster than anyone. Margaret was missed everyday after retiring and thought of often. She left memories on many hearts.

  9. She sounds like an ambitious woman ahead of her time

  10. Margaret was a true champion of the people. She quietly helped more people than we will know. It was my pleasure to know her both professionally and personally and to call her my friend. My late wife and I decorated the Reed gravesite for many years. What a blessing she was!

  11. Rocky Targett and I worked with Margaret for many years We were social workers and she taught us so much We relied on her expertise and knowledge of the area and the families we served She was a great lady

  12. Well said TK. I also worked with Margaret for many years in MSAD9. She was the true definition of "nurse" --- genuinely compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure and honor to have her working right next to the entrance of the MBJHS. An amazing life of service, RIP Margaret.

  13. On this Memorial Day Weekend I would like to salute
    this fine woman for her service to our nation.
    Godspeed Margaret on your journey to a higher level.

  14. My condolences to you Joyce. Your mother used to walk a lot and would often stop to visit with my Mom Marie O’Regan who was also a nurse. She was truly a lovely lady and so nice to everyone. When she would do the school shots sometimes my mom would help out. We always knew when we saw her at school we might be getting shots that day. She was a good friend to my mother an awesome woman .