Effa Frances Reed

June 7, 2023
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Canandaigua- Effa F. Reed, age 81 , passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

Services will be private, with burial in Gorham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart & Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Effa was born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late George Forgue and Frances Canfield. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the Finger Lakes Casino. Effa was also an Elvis fan.

Effa was involved with the Canandaigua Salvation Army. She was a loving mom and very involved grandmother.

Effa is survived by four children, JoAnn Reed, Mary (Christopher) Smaldone, Joseph (Tamara Karnes) Reed and Steven (Annemarie) Reed; seven grandchildren, Michele (Christopher) Giordano, Christopher (Christa) Martin, Jennifer Martin, Michael (Allison) Reed, Ashley (Tony) Scarborough , Stephanie (Andrew) Corino and Austin Reed.

She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, Savannah (Brian) Blankenship, Destyni McBride, Nevaeh Gell, Novah Giordano, Davin Martin, Booker Martin, Annleigh Martin, Gabriel Reed, Radien Reed, Veronika Reed, Kane Scarborough, Arya Scarborough and Cosmo Corino; and one great-great-grandchild, Saylor Blankenship.

Effa was predeceased by one son, David Reed; and four siblings, Doris, Teddy, Mary Lou and George.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Reed family.


Krista Stonewell from Canandaigua NY on Jun. 8, 2023

Steve, AnnMarie, Ashley, Stephanie, Austin and Joanne;, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. She was always smiling and such fun to be around. She loved her family. You could see the pride on her face as she watched all of you, especially her grandchildren and then the great-grandchildren. Prayers for you all for comfort and peace.

Judy Corino from Rushville on Jun. 9, 2023

Sorry for your loss, she was a sweet lady. She will be missed, but she is playing Bingo with Elvis.

Myrreah White from Palmyra, New York on Jun. 9, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with my cousins at this terrible time. My Aunt Effie was always ready to have some fun and Loved Elvis, We danced to Elvis’ songs. I will miss her smile and her hugs

Eugene Canfield from Shortsville ny on Jun. 11, 2023

Sorry to hear of Effie's passing my prays n thoughts of the good times together my love to all

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