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Obituary of Adele L. Reed


Adele L. Reed, 75, of Cortland passed away August 25, 2023 at her home at Walden Place. She was born
May 8, 1948 in Toronto, Canada daughter of the late John and Rose Foreman Reed.


Adele came to the United States as a child with her family and resided in the Catskills for a number of
years. Adele and her family came to Cortland where she attended and graduated from St. Mary’s High
School. Following graduation, she attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and became a registered
nurse. She then took a position at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC where she worked until about 10 years ago
and came to Cortland to be closer to family. She enjoyed gardening, reading, going to the YWCA, but
most of all attending numerous family gatherings.

She is survived by her sister Ann (Steven) O’Donnell, her nieces Marie (“Bud”) Darling, Loni Donahue,
her nephew Sam O’Donnell, along with 13 great nieces and nephews who they all referred to as
“Auntie”.

A calling hour will be held Thursday 10-11 with a memorial service to begin 11 am at the Wright-Beard
Funeral Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045. Burial will follow at the Scott Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Cortland SPCA, 879 McLean Rd., Cortland NY, 13045

To offer online condolences or “Live Stream” Adele’s services please visit www.wright-beard.com

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