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November 10, 2013

James "Jim" Reid

PERU — James "Jim" Reid, 58, of Knob Hill Road, died on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., after a courageous three week fight following a massive heart attack, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Tupper Lake, N.Y. on June 7, 1955, the son of Hector and Queenie (Dupuis) Reid.

Jim graduated from MAI in 1973 and received his Associates Degree from Clinton Community College in 1975. He married his best friend and love of his life, Joan Speranza on Sept. 2, 1978, at St. Louis of France Church in Sciota. He worked for Wal-Mart in Plattsburgh for over 17 years and was currently working for H&R Block as a tax preparer. Jim loved to visit with everyone and there was never a "short trip" anywhere due to his interesting conversations. Some of those conversations were about the time he was living in Miami, Fla. and how he was proud and honored to have played baseball with Major League players, Jose Canseco and Darryl Strawberry, just to name a few, during spring training.

Jim had a great love of sports. His passion was coaching and teaching kids in the community, especially his children. Jim was very active in local youth leagues and volunteered countless hours with the Peru Youth Commission. Through the years he also coached sports teams at St. Peter's School and Seton Catholic and was co-founder of the Adirondack Senior Babe Ruth League. Jim loved history, particularly the Civil War and the life of President Kennedy.

Jim's greatest joy was his family whom he dearly loved, especially his children, Jen and Joey, and grandchildren, Ellie and Emma. Jim always told anyone who asked that the best thing he did in his life was to marry Joan.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Joan Reid of Peru; one daughter, Jennifer "Jen" Reid of Peru and her two daughters, who will miss their beloved "Poppi", Elizabeth "Ellie" McMahon and Emily "Emma" McMahon; one son, Joseph Reid of Peru; one sister, Mary Kay Gaffney and her husband Dan of Pulaski, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Margaret Speranza of Sciota; one brother-in-law, Jack Speranza of Hopkinton, Mass.; one sister-in-law, Janet Speranza and her husband Michael Tobin of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla.; six nieces and nephews, Brandon Gaffney, John, Annie, Nicholas, and Anthony Speranza, Alexa Dealba and her husband Mario, and their son Julian, one uncle, Roy Dupuis of Tupper Lake; and numerous cousins and friends.

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