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Marion (Branche) Reed

SHARON — Marion (Branche) Reed, 101, of Middletown, Conn., and formerly of Sharon, the widow of Millard “Bud” Orson Reed, passed away on June 12, 2019 at Middlesex Hospital. 

Born in Lakeville, she was the daughter of the late Ora (Brown) and William Branche.

Marion lived in Sharon, where she was a member of the Sharon Methodist Church, before moving to Middletown in 2009. She was a hospice volunteer for many years. 

Marion loved her home and gardening and was very outgoing and an instant friend to everyone she met.

Marion is survived by her daughter, Patricia Murray of Middletown; two grandchildren, Joy Murray and Jay Murray and his wife, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Reed Murray and Summer Rose Murray; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held in Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion’s memory may be made to Chore Service, P.O. Box 522, Lakeville, CT 06039.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, go to www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.