Susan Bell Reed 1943-2017

Hi Joey—

Many folks in Gloucester remember my wife, Susan Bell Reed as an award-winning advertising copy writer, TV producer, independent filmmaker, author, yoga and fitness enthusiast, dog lover and friend to many. She was also one of the biggest fans Gloucester ever had, and proudly showed the town around to her friends visiting from distant places like London, Jerusalem, Buenos Ares, and Hollywood.

After a brief but brutal bout with cancer, she passed away this Monday. We will be observing her passing at 10 Friday morning, rain or whatever, at Mt Jacob Cemetery on Fernald St. in west Gloucester.

To those who can’t make it, please place her in your hearts and help us honor a talented, generous, caring person that Gloucester will miss.

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Ted Reed and Susan Bell Reed posing for an article in Elle Magazine about the Sundance Film Festival

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Susan with her dog Benny on Granite Pier in Rockport

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  • Craig Kimberley

    Susan was an amazing spirit and talent with a true passion and love for life and this community. She was smart, funny, caring, beautiful, and caring. I’ll cherish the times we had together this past year, and all the laughs that came with it. Show Ted your support any way you can. Love you guys.


  • Thanks to everyone–I appreciate all your good thoughts.


  • Susan was the Best! She really was, I’ll miss her amazing spirit and energy! i am lucky to have been able to know her! She’ll always be remembered! So much love!


  • So so sorry … and smiling thinking of
    when we were kids all starting out
    together. What a wonderful life you guys made. We’ll be toasting her at our upcoming
    Evening Robin


  • All of the above great posts! So sorry for your loss and community loss! 😦 Dave & Kim 😦

    “Success isn’t what you have- It’s what you’ve given away.” – Ben Nighthorse Campbell.


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