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Renée Phillips Reid


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Renée Phillips Reid Obituary
Renée Phillips Reid, 68
OCEAN PARK - Renée Phillips Reid, 68 of Ocean Park died from complications of cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sept. 2, 2015 after having lived with cancer for nearly six years. Renée was born in The Bronx, N.Y. on Oct. 28, 1946, the daughter of Rev. Albert R. and Betty L. Phillips.
Renée attended schools in Natick, Mass. and Greenfield, Mass. 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 for Jordan Marsh Co. in Boston, Mass. and First National Stores Corporate Headquarters in Somerville, Mass. 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., N.J. for more than 30 years where she was a devoted member of Old First Church, Middletown, N.J.
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, N.C., Megan James and her husband Craig of Dennis Twp., N.J., Susan Simon and her husband Timothy of Jackson, N.J., Joshua and his wife Jeannine of North Haledon, N.J.; 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, Mass., sister Nancy Ross and her husband Glenn of Franklin, Mass., and brother Craig and his wife Debbie of Auburn; 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.
Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Sept. 11, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St., Saco. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sept. 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Reception to follow in the Vestry at United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco, it will be Officiated by the Rev. Beverly Lowell with Internment to follow the Reception at 1 p.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery on 293 Beech St., Saco, all are welcome to attend. Please visit www.dcpate.com 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, Maine 04072, or to the
Ocean Park Association
PO BOX 7296
Ocean Park, Maine 04063

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2015
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