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Madeleine B. "Babs" Reid

April 26, 1922 November 7, 2018
Madeleine B. "Babs" Reid
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Gowanda, NY - Madeleine B. "Babs" Reid ,96, of Gowanda, NY passed away Wednesday November 7, 2018 at Hospice Buffalo.
She was born April 26, 1922 in Crofton, Nebraska the daughter of the late Casimer and Catherine (Koch) Noecker.
In 1940 she married John S. Reid who predeceased her in 1991.
Mrs. Reid and her husband founded Gowanda Harley Davidson in 1947.
She was a member of St. Joseph's RC Church and its Altar and Rosary Society where she was Past Secretary, also a member of the Zoar Valley Riders, Southern Tier Harley-Owner's Group, GMC Motorhome Club, Collins Center Senior Citizens, Mother's Club at St. Joseph's RC Church. She also received the St. Joseph's Fidelis Service Award and also was instrumental in getting Catholic School children to be able to ride the public school buses to Catholic Schools.
Mrs. Reid is survived by 4 sons David (Marilyn) Reid of Florida, John (Monica) Reid, Robert (Nancy) Reid and Martin (Nancy) Reid all of Gowanda, NY and 5 daughters Barbara (Edward) Oswalt of Florida, Elizabeth (Michael) Johengen of Gowanda, NY, Rebecca (Allan) Mowry of Collins, NY, Monica (Alan) Hall of Collins, NY and Paula (Randall) Rosen of Gowanda, NY and 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Anthony Reid. Also surviving 4 brothers Nicholas Noecker of Texas, Paul Noecker of Florida, Thomas Noecker of West Virginia, Charles Noecker of Eden, NY and 3 sisters Patricia Dominesey of Florida, Mary Elizabeth Mest of Strykersville, NY and Sr. Catherine Noecker OSF of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her loving husband and son she was predeceased by 4 brothers John, Donald, James and Francis Noecker.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Monday November 12, 2018 from 3-7 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Tuesday November 13, 2018 at noon at St. Joseph's RC Church in Gowanda, NY.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gowanda, NY.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's RC Church.

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3:00 PM 11/12/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda

105 E. Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070

Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda
105 E. Main Street Gowanda 14070 NY
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St. Joseph's RC Church

26 Erie Ave.
Gowanda, NY 14070

St. Joseph's RC Church
26 Erie Ave. Gowanda 14070 NY
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Holy Cross Cemetery - Gowanda Final Resting Place

Cemetery Hill Road
Gowanda, NY 14070

Cemetery Hill Road Gowanda 14070 NY
United States

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St. Joseph's RC Church

26 Erie Ave.
Gowanda, NY 14070

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