Carolyn L. (Tonkin) Reed

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Carolyn L. (Tonkin) Reed, 94, a resident of Keene and formerly of Pittsfield and Concord, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in the comfort of her son’s home with the love of her son John near.

She was born the daughter to the late Ellen (Brotherston) and Robert Tonkin on October 11, 1927, in Concord. Carolyn was educated locally at Concord High School class of 1945. She then attended Dance School in New York City, NY.

On July 1, 1953, Carolyn exchanged vows with the love of her life George A Reed in Concord. They were happily married for 53 years and lived in Pittsfield, NH until George passed away on August 17, 2006.

She worked for the Sulloway, Hollis, Piper, Jones, and Godfrey Law Firm in Concord for many years along with other attorney offices in Concord and Manchester. Carolyn then went on to work for several years at Nathan Wechsler and Company Accountants in Concord before her

retirement. After, Carolyn then worked in the office for Orthodontist Dr. Philip Desmarais General Dentistry in Concord, NH.

She enjoyed many things in life such as being with her family, especially dancing with George, renting lake cottages, vacationing in York, ME., then traveling to Vacation Islands, and after retirement, she loved playing golf and watching golf on TV. In her younger years, she played on the Pittsfield Bowling leagues.

Mrs. Reed is survived by her son John S. Reed of Keene, a niece Maxine Reed Genest and nephew Terry Reed of Barnstead, and her Tonkin nephews of the Concord area. She is also survived by her 6 grandnieces and grandnephews, her best friend Ms. Freddie Martinez, her two daughters, and grandchildren of Concord and Keene. She is now at rest with her

parents, brother Bob Tonkin and sister Dorothy (Tonkin) Foster, and her husband George Reed.

In keeping with Carolyn’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or local services. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 1:00 pm in the family lot at Floral Park Cemetery, Barnstead Rd. Pittsfield, NH. 03263. All services are under the care of Cheshire

Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Online condolences can be given at

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