Addison "Reed" Carver, 84, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 10, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH.
Reed was born in Raymond, NH on September 20, 1928, the youngest child of Jessie Ruth (Cockerline) and Arthur Carver. He lived in Raymond for 83 years before moving to Mont Vernon, NH in 2012 to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
Reed served in the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman Second Class from 1946-49, and was stationed on the islands of Truk and Guam. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he attended the University of New Hampshire where he received a B.A. in Sociology in 1953 and a Masters in Sociology in 1954. He also received a Masters in Social Work at Boston University in 1962.
While attending college, Reed went to work for the Manchester Family Service Society as a case worker. He spent countless hours counseling and advocating for children, couples and families. He served on numerous city and state committees. After 38 years, he retired in 1993 as the Regional Director of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire.
Throughout his many years of public service Reed touched thousands of lives and received the NASW Social Worker of the Year Award in 1982, the City Missionary Award in 1985, and upon his retirement was awarded the Key to the City of Manchester and a Commendation from then-Governor Stephen E. Merrill.
Reed is survived by his wife of 63 years Maxine (Brown) Carver and children Carlene McCarty, husband William, Bruce Carver, wife Eileen, Allison Schmidlein, husband Kevin, and Heather Carver, husband Roger Seacole. Reed had 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, whom he adored.
Reed was predeceased by his daughter Valerie Leonard, and her husband Daniel, and his siblings Donald Carver, Audrey Sewall, and Frank Ostrander.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Child and Family Services at 464 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH, 03104 or to the Raymond Congregational Church at P.O. Box 372 Raymond, NH, 03077.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 14th at 1pm at the Raymond Congregational Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Raymond, NH. Brewitt Funeral Service, 2 Epping St., Raymond, NH is handling the arrangements.
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