March 15, 2014

Frances Guay Reid

PLATTSBURGH — Frances Guay Reid, 92, of Plattsburgh, died on Friday, March 7, 2014, under the loving care of her daughter, Helen Reid of Fayette, Maine.

Frances was born in Champlain, N.Y. on Dec. 12, 1921. She was the daughter of Philip and Rosa Mousseau Guay.

Frances graduated from Chazy Rural Central High School and received her nursing degree from Champlain Valley School of Nursing. During WWII, she served as a surgical nurse in North Africa, Italy, and the Philippines. Frances married Irvin Reid of Hattiesburg, Miss. on July 16, 1945, in Naples, Italy and retired from the Army as a First Lieutenant.

After the war, Frances and Irvin settled in Plattsburgh where they raised six children. Frances' life revolved around her family. She enjoyed family gatherings and making her famous pies, cookies, bread and jam for everyone. Her other interests included knitting, quilting, duplicate bridge, golf, cross country skiing, and biking.

Frances was predeceased by her parents; husband Irvin; her brother Alfred; sisters Beatrice, Melvina, Marguerite, and Alfreda; and daughter-in-law, Susan Reid.

She is survived by her brother Alex and his wife Arlene of Satellite Beach, Fla. Frances is also survived by her children, Irvin and his wife Patti and their family, Andrew and his fiance^, Eileen Kurowski, Philip and Joe; Helen; Frieda Coursen and her daughter Elizabeth and husband Pablo Ravizzoli; Mary Backman and her family Matthew, his partner Jennifer Roberge, his daughter Ellie and John and his wife Catherine; Philip and his family, Luke, his partner Danielle Circelli, Maxwell and Laura; Phyllis Lieberman and husband Michael and their sons, David and Jacob; and several nieces, nephews and their families.

Frances' family would like to recognize and thank her caregivers, Christina Stafford and Joan Lampher for their loving care and support, the wonderful staff at Meadowbrook Health Care and the Togus Veterans and Maine General Hospice Groups.

A celebration Mass and burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at Saint Mary's of the Lake. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to Plattsburgh's Interfaith Food Shelf or The Christmas Bureau.

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