Victoria S. Reade
Victoria Susan Reade, of Stow, MA, passed away September 8, 2020 at the age of 57 after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Tori was born in Concord, MA on July 22, 1963 and grew up in Sudbury, MA with her parents and four siblings. She had a successful career as a Court Reporter working for firms in the Boston area. She was an avid adventurer, artist, lover of nature and her German Shepherds (Heidi, Bear, and Elsi). Most of all, she loved her grandchildren.
Tori is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Tim and Katie Chagnon and two grandchildren; her sisters Margaret Marx and Sarah Miner; and her step-mother Lou Reade.
Tori was preceded in death by her parents Gladys Jean Soars and George Reade and brothers Charles Reade and Frank Marx.
Tori also leaves behind many dear friends and volunteers who over these grueling last six years drove her to Dana, walked her dogs, delivered food and meals, cleaned her apartment and just loved her. Including, but not limited to, Susan, Brian, Rick, Martha, Terry, Bonnie, Andrea, you will always hold a special place in our hearts for all you did for her.
Due to Covid, there will be no memorial service. Interment at a later date will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local animal rescue organization or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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To all of us that loved her, especially her chosen family … my heart goes out to you, to us and to the heart break this loss has left us with.
Sister of my heart, you are sorely missed .
Always and Forever …
Dearest Tori, In the words of Yousef Cat Stevens “I’ll always remember you like a child girl”. When I close my eyes and think of you I envision you as a young teenager and the wonderful times we had. We weren’t just neighbors, or friends we were family. I will always cherish the time we shared and the memories created. I have always carried you in my heart, and always will. May the journey you are on now be full of peace and joy.
Though there is a Tori shaped hole in our hearts and daily lives, Tori’s loving heart, passionate spirit, her strength and courage, her vibrant presence, her humor, her beautiful soul will always be with us.
Tori inspired, and was grateful for, the loving care and company of her friends and family. Thank you, Tim and Katie, for the constant care that you gave to her this past month.
Heartfelt wishes for peace and comfort to Tori’s family and friends.
My deepest sympathies to your family and friends for this huge loss in all our lives. I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I will forever be grateful for the many years of friendship we shared and will forever carry you close in my heart. I will deeply miss the presence of the truly loveable, funny, thoughtful, kind person she was. Although you are gone from our sight, you will forever be in our hearts.
Sarah, my deepest sympathy goes to you and your family for your loss. Sending you my love. Blessings to you and your family.
Sending my condolences to Tori’s family from the Bedford Neighbor Brigade. We all loved getting to know Tori and walking her beloved Elsi and Scoobie Bear during her treatments. She sure adored her grandson and “little angel”. She had the biggest heart and was always thinking of others even with all she was going through. So very sorry for your loss.
Tori will live in my heart forever. She is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. She was my treasured friend especially during our teens- years she helped me get through with her open heart and love. I’m so sorry I missed seeing her as we planned this summer. We’d gotten in touch over the phone and it was as if no time had passed at all. I have so many memories of Tori and will treasure them always. I took for granted she’d be around and we would have our visit. Life is so precious and too short. Tori I love you.
To my close friend Tori, I know how much you cared about your family and how much joy your grandchildren brought to your heart and how proud you were of your son!
I will surly miss you and our deep chats about life, I’ll see you in the next life i’m sure!
To Tori’s family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Tori’s passing. Though we only knew each other for a short period of time, I enjoyed spending the day with her and her beloved beautiful dogs on a gorgeous fun filled Sunday afternoon at my salt water pool with the dogs. Oh what fun we had! You will be so missed my friend, until we meet again rest in sweet peace <3 Tricia