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Angea (Sheffield) Reid, age 79, of West Newbury, passed peacefully at Masconomet Nursing Home in Topsfield, early Thursday morning, October 5, 2017, to be reunited with her dearest husband, Norman A. Reid, who passed on March 18, 2013 and her beloved grandson, Joseph E. Towers, who passed on October 29, 2016.
She was born in Orangeburg, S.C., on September 12, 1938, the only child of the late Virle and Charliese (Pendarvis) Sheffield. Angea was a graduate of St. Mary’s in the Mountains private high school in Littleton, N.H., in 1955. She continued her schooling, graduating from Wheaton College in 1959 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Library Science in 1960 from Rutgers University. With her impressive knowledge of chemistry and library science, she became a chemical research librarian, working at the Cabot Corporation in Billerica more than 25 years.
Angea and Norman raised their family in Wilmington, Mass. Angea enjoyed being a den mother for her son’s Cub Scouts and serving on the Vestry and Altar Guild at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Billerica. In their retirement, Angea and Norman enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family at their timeshare in Stowe, Vt. In 2012, they moved to West Newbury to be closer to family and be part of their grandchildren’s lives.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela R. Towers and husband Jeffrey of West Newbury; her son, Virle Reid of Pearlington, Miss.; her two grandchildren, Andrew Reid and Caitlin Towers; along with extended family members and dear friends.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury. There will be no visiting hours and burial will be private for the family. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Memorials and Tributes, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945.
Published on  October 10, 2017
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