Charlene M. Reed “ SUGAR”
Hilton: Passed peacefully on February 2, 2018 at age 76, after a long battle with Huntington’s Disease. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Reed; brothers and sisters. Charlene is survived by her daughters, Deborah Reed & Wendy Saetta; step grandson, Jason Saetta; brothers, Joseph (Doris) Ziegler, Raymond (Marcia) Ziegler; sister, Joan (Bob) Kelly; many nieces and nephews. For more information about Charlene, please visit www.bartolomeo.com.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 3-7 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 and Long Pond Rd.) Her remembrance service will follow visitation at 7 PM. Private entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be directed to the University of Rochester,(Huntington's) Box 278996, Rochester NY, 14627 Attn. Mary Peeso. Please place Charlene’s name in the memo line of the check.
Sugar was raised on Portland Avenue in Rochester, the youngest of 10 siblings. Her Mother, Elsie, was a home-maker, her Dad, George, owned his own garage. She attended St. Agnes High School and after graduation trained as a stewardess. Sugar married Bob Reed in l962 and they spent most of their married life on Manitou Beach on Lake Ontario.
Taking care of her immediate and extended family was Sugar’s life’s work - from raising her daughters, Debbie and Wendy, to taking care of her parents and supporting her siblings and other relatives. She was always there to help. Her home and the cottage in back were open to family and friends alike- everyone was welcome.
300 Ontario Boulevard was the gathering place at Thanksgiving and a not to be missed Christmas Eve celebration with Santa. Family and friends enjoyed the annual 4th of July party.
Sugar believed that no family was complete without a dog and no family gathering without other dogs. Her home was a wonderful place for animals and people!
For many years Sugar worked along side her sisters Ann and Betty at the VH Lang Trophy Store. They formed the core of competitive and fun-filled bowling and golf teams that included other relatives and friends. Attending GEVA was also a long-time source of entertainment.
Sugar enjoyed a game of cards, chatting, reading, and watching the sunset on the lake. She especially liked traveling to Disney World and cruises to Hawaii the Caribbean. For several years, she and Bob spent a couple of months in Florida. She loved the ever-growing collection of frogs and Hummels which were on display for others to also appreciate their humor and charm.
Even as Huntington’s disease began to sap her strength, she did her best to keep on living. In our memories she will always be an unassuming, brave, kind, generous, patient, fun-loving, wonderful person who is now at peace.
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