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Joanne "Josie" R. (Reed) Thomas

February 9, 2017

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Joanne "Josie" R. (Reed) Thomas, age 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Webster Manor.  

She leaves a son, Robert Thomas and his wife Darlene of Gardner; four daughters, Lurena Thomas and her husband David Rocray of Southbridge, Joanne Palazini of Worcester, June Thomas of North Brookfield and Deborah Allard of Orange County, CA; grandchildren; Christopher Bonin, Kyle Bonin, Neil Thomas, Samantha Thomas and Ryan Thomas; one great-granddaughter Clara Thomas; a sister, Jean Bello of Oxford; a brother Robert Reed of Kingston, MA. She was predeceased by a daughter, Roxanne Thomas of North Oxford; also by her longtime companion, Edward Rocheleau of North Oxford; and a brother, Stewart Reed of Barre, MA.

She was born in Northfield, MA, daughter of the late Merrill and Jeannette (Stewart) Reed and lived here most of her life.  She was a teacher’s aide in the Webster School System at Bartlett High School.  She enjoyed NASCAR Racing, card playing, crafts, quilting, caring for her plants, Bible study and quality time with her family.  

There are no calling hours. All services and burial are private.  Omit flowers and donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster, MA has been entrusted with arrangements.  A guest book is available at, where you may light a candle or post a condolence message.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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