Reed, Lillie Ann (Heaviland) March 26, 1920-June 1, 2011, 91, Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, June 1, 2011. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert C. Reed, a son, Robert C. Reed, Jr, and her parents, Harry L. and Blanche Bennett Heaviland. Mrs. Reed received a Diploma in Piano from Georgian Court College of Music where she studied with Sister Mary Beatrice and a B.A. in Music from Thomas A. Edison State College. She studied piano with Helen Benham, Herbert Burtis, Sylvia Reynolds Eckes and Joe Utterback. For many years she taught piano privately. She graduated from Monmouth Medical School of Nursing, earned a B.A. from Monmouth College and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from Montclair State College. For a number of years she was head nurse on pediatrics at Riverview Hospital and retired as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Brookdale Community College, where she was a member of the original faculty who forged the school's nursing program. Mrs. Reed has played in recital as Duo-pianist with Irene Hsu and Mary Kay Mason. For many years she was accompanist for her husband, the baritone Robert C. Reed, her daughter, the flutist Mardee Reed-Ulmer and for young instrumental students in competition and recital.Mrs Reed was a member of Shore Music Educators Association, the Monmouth Symphony League and the National Education Association. She is survived by her daughters Dr. Margretta Reed Seashore, New Haven, CT, Mary Beatrice Brunstetter, Honeoye Falls, NY, and Mardee Reed-Ulmer, Tinton Falls, NJ, seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The life of Lillie Ann Reed will be celebrated in a memorial service at the United Methodist Church, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ at 11 Am on Monday, July 25th, 2011. Memorial contributions may be sent to: The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, 131 Jumping Brook Rd., Lincroft, NJ or The Fund for Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510.

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  1. ,Lillie will be fondly remembered as a treasured friend and colleague by her Brookdale friends. Our faculty group truly enjoyed working together and Lil will be greatly missed at our yearly reunions, Arlene, Jeanette, Dolores and Marilyn

  2. Dear Mardee and Bob: We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. But, she (obviously) led a full life. We are so sorry that we will be unable to attend the service as we will have left for a previously scheduled vacation. But we will be thinking of you and praying.

  3. We share your sorrow at Lillie’s passing. We also send our love and great celebration that we were able to share times with Lillie. She was a very special person, a musical inspiration, and a wonderful person. Much joy brought to our life by Lillie.

  4. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you during this time of loss. May happy memories be a comfort to you along with Gods great love and grace. Sincerely, Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D.,72 President, Georgian Court University and The Georgian Court University Community

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