Saturday, September 19, 2020


Duane E. Reed

East Haven, New Haven


Duane E. Reed, 62, of New Haven, formerly of East Haven, passed away on June 30. He was born in New Haven on March 15, 1958, to the late Benjamin and Phyllis Scully Reed.

He worked as a mechanic for most of his life always fixing things well beyond cars and motors. He was very talented with just about anything he tried to do with his hands. He also worked in construction for several years. Duane was a fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, but his true passion lay in his three grandchildren, Jesse, Jovanni, and River. He loved them tremendously.

He is also survived by his fiance and companion of nearly 40 years, Andrea Gentile, his daughter Jessica Gentile, and his son Joseph Gentile, all of New Haven; a sister, Doryll Jesperson, of Meriden; and future in-laws, Louis Gentile of West Haven and Carmela Barbato of East Haven. He was predeceased by a grandson, Lucas Xavier Gentile, and a brother, Denton Reed.

A Memorial Service was held on July 9 at the East Haven Memorial Longobardi–Brennan Funeral Home, 425 Main St., East Haven, 203-467-1708. Friends called prior to the service. Please visit Duane’s memorial page and sign his guest book at

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