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“Dear Reid Family, I was Walter's friend and roommate at Tilton (70-71). "Wally" was a great guy no matter what was going on. I am so sorry...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Crook - Haverhill, MA

“Dear Reid Family: I remember Wally so well as a child. He was our first cousin, and we spent many Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays together. ...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Betsy Reid - cousin

“Dear Auntie Kaitlyn & Boys - I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts to all of you during this difficult time. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jannelle Roberts - Wakefield, MA

“Sending our love and prayers to the Reid family over a very deep loss, may Wally watch over the family he loved so much and to find comfort that he...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kristy and James Henkle - MA

“I am sad that I did not get to know you better but am so thankful that I get your son to spend the rest of my life with. You raised and amazing man...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michele Reid - McGraw, NY

“Dad.....if you can read this ( that would be cool ) could you please see what you can do about helping me win Powerball tonite? Kidding.! Hey, its...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Walter L. Reid Jr. - McGraw, NY

“So sorry I never had the chance to meet him. If his son is any indication of what type of man he was, he must have been a very special person. So...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: JAMES VANDUSER - TRUXTON, NY

“I remember Wally very clearly from those years ago at MHS. He was always friendly, polite, respectful and witty. If his kids share those traits,...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Chris Shea - MHS 70

“Love, prayers,and sincerest sympathies to all of you. will always 'be here for you' Be strong for each other , take care of each other .love Bob and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Bob and Maureen Hagen - Mel;rose, MA

“To the entire Reid family, I am sorry for your loss and I am sure Wally will be missed. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Richard M, DeStefano Sr.

“Kaitlin,and family, I was so saddened by the news of Walters death. I am truly sorry Kaitlin. Love you, Kerry ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kerry Ford - Salem , NH

“The Stoia family and the employees of Boston Lock & Safe Company extend their sincere condolences on the passing of Walter Reid. Walter was a 30...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: BOSTON LOCK & SAFE CO., INC - MA


Mr. Walter L. Reid, Sr., a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, at age 60.

Walter was born in Melrose, one of two sons of the late George L. Reid and Dorothy F. (Pickett) Reid. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1970. He attended Merrimack College and worked as a Locksmith for 30 years for Boston Lock & Safe in Brighton. He was an avid Celtics and Patriots fan. Above all else, Walter cherished his grandchildren and loved being at home with his family.

Walter was the beloved husband of Kaitlin A. (Corson) Reid with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Devoted father of Walter L. Reid, Jr. and his wife Michele of McGraw, NY, Trevor J. Reid of Brookline, and Dustin M. Reid and his wife Hannah of Houston, TX. Dear brother of George L. Reid, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Melrose. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends will honor and remember Walter's life with a private family gathering. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.