Barbara Gene (Gubler) Reed, 77, of East Hampton, beloved fiance of Joe Landry, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17th at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born July 31st, 1942 in San Francisco, California, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Gubler and Inez Cabral. Barbara had retired from Whalen Engineering to pursue her love of traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. As a lifelong Catholic, her faith was an incredibly important part of her life. She attended Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in East Hampton. Barbara loved to travel the world, cook homemade meals for anyone who came through her front door, bake Christmas cookies from scratch, and plant beautiful flowers in her yard for everyone to enjoy. Her favorite activities were those that involved her family and closest friends. Besides her fiancé Joe, Barbara is survived by her son Kevin Reed and his wife Amanda of East Hampton, her daughter Theresa Eck and her husband David of Keene NH, four brothers George, Martin, Joseph and Michael Gubler, a sister Olivia Moniz, six grandchildren Amber (Brian), Cayla, Sara, Bryce, Morgan, Jared, and two great grandchildren Konnor and Kassidy. She was predeceased by her son Stanley Reed Jr. and her former husband Stanley Reed Sr. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St East Hampton on Monday evening Sept. 23rd from 5:00PM until 8:00PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Stanley Reed Jr. Scholarship Fund c/o Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St East Hampton, CT 06424.
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