Sandra D. Reed

Sandra D. Reed, 77, of Ridgefield; passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was the wife of the late William C. Reed.

Mrs. Reed was born on May 13, 1937 in South Gouldsboro, Maine; a daughter of Alan and Evelyn (Hammond) Wilkinson. She was a graduate of Eastern Maine General Hospital, School of Nursing, worked as a Registered Nurse for many years, was co-owner of Reed Landscape Management with her husband, and was a devoted mother to her children.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past 42 years, Mrs. Reed was a member of Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Fairfield County Chorale, the Ridgefield VNA, was a master gardener and was very active in the church and community.

Mrs. Reed is survived by a son; Karl Dahnke and his wife, Melissa and three daughters; Joy Gardineer and her husband, Chris; Jennifer Beneventano and her husband, John; Col. Heidi Cornell and Col. James Bowen and a stepson; William Reed and his wife, Dr. Cathleen Campbell.

In addition to her children, Mrs. Reed is survived by 12 grandchildren: Christopher, James, Kaitlyn, Victoria, Annie, Emma, Lauren, Kelly, Katherine, Jane, William and Jack.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church; 207 Main Street, Ridgefield.

Interment will be private; there will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: 1275 York Avenue; New York, NY 10065 or at

Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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