LEOMINSTER - Philip J. Reddy, 75, of Leominster passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016 after a long illness surrounded by family.
Mr. Reddy was born in Clinton on March 21st 1940, son of the late Thomas and Claire Reddy. Mr. Reddy grew up in the Fitchburg Leominster area and remained a resident of Leominster since 1968. He was a graduate of St. Bernard's High School, Fitchburg State College and Boston University. Mr. Reddy spent most of his life as an educator, serving as a guidance counselor in Lincoln Public Schools, and as an Assistant Superintendent of pupil services for the Newton Public School System. After retirement, Mr Reddy worked for Garaventa USA representing products that assist the handicapped. He was a dedicated advocate for the environment, serving on the Leominster Conservation Commission and Land Trust.
He leaves his wife JoAnn of 52 years, one son Christopher and his wife Mary, two daughters, Kathleen Donnellan and her husband Brian, and Jennifer Reddy. He is survived by his twin brother Paul and his wife Barbara of Isle of Palms, South Carolina and his youngest sister Ann O Connell and her husband Robert of Fitchburg, MA. He was predeceased by his older sister Mary and nephew Sean. Mr Reddy is survived by several nieces living in the Massachusetts, Ohio and South Carolina areas.
Philip loved vacationing with his family in Maine, Nantucket and the South Carolina and Florida Coasts. He was beloved by his family and friends and his humor and genuine caring for people will be missed.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11 am in St. Leo’s Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster. A calling hour will be held prior to the mass from 10-11 am in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Worcester County Food Bank , 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury Ma 01545 or by visiting www.foodbank.org.
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