M. Louise Reed, 83, died April 2, 2013 at her home in Friendship.

She was born July 7, 1929 in Rockland to John and Zilda Crouse Nystrom. She grew up in Rockland and attended local schools. Louise worked as a fish cutter at Forty Fathoms in Rockland for many years.

She later worked as a painter and caretaker for the Wellins Estate in Friendship. She loved puttering in her flower gardens, sewing, quilting, painting, crocheting and eating ice cream. She loved to travel and took many trips to casinos, cruises and a six month road trip out west to California, Alaska and back to Maine with her husband, Bob. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Carl Nystrom, Lawrence Nystrom and by a sister, Inez Nystrom. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert A. Reed of Friendship; daughters, Wendi Munson of Rhode Island; Barbie Reed of New York; sister, Beesha Hackett of Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Barbara Nystrom of Friendship; grandchildren, Michael Lunt of California, Robert Lunt of New York; Laura Maher and her husband Dave of Connecticut, Susan Munson of Rhode Island; great-grandchildren, Justin Thomas Lunt of California and Emmelyn Maher of Connecticut.

A special thanks to the Nystrom family, Barbara, Tammy, Richard and Larry, for assisting in the special care of our mother before she passed away.

A graveside service to celebrate Louise’s life will be held Monday, April 8, at  2 p.m. at Village Cemetery in Friendship. Rev. Alan Chamberlain will officiate.

You are invited to share your condolences by visiting the family Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.