Edmund F. Reiss

  • Died: December 3, 2017
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111

Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend

Edmund F. Reiss, 89, of Newington, died on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Emily (Jesionka) Reiss for 66 years. Born in New Britain, he moved to Newington in 1966. Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Dr. Greg Reiss and his wife Kay of Newington; his daughter, Gail Petrella and her husband Brad of Avon Lake, OH; his grandchildren, Alex and Maggie Reiss and Nicholas Petrella, as well as several nieces and nephews. He served as a Special Agent, U.S. Army Intelligence in the Philippines. A graduate of the University of Hartford, he was employed in the Hardware Division of Stanley Works as a Product Design Engineer, Product Manager and Technical Sales Consultant. He received 10 U.S. patents and retired after 41 years of service. He was a member of the National Door and Hardware Institute and an Architectural Hardware Consultant. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his sister Dorothea Rembisz. His funeral service will begin on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 10:45 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church, Newington. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation
282 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106. To share a memory, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Reiss Family, I am so sorry to read of your loss! My sincere condolences go out to you today and everyday. As you go through the next hours, days and weeks, remember and share the good times you all had and the great memories that were made with this amazing man, for that will get you all through this time. He is in peace, looking down on you all lovingly with a big smile! Patricia Hill

Posted by Patricia Hill - Plantsville, CT - Acquaintance   December 08, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by J    December 05, 2017

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   December 05, 2017

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2017


You all are in myi thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Posted by Ken Pescatello - Newington, CT - Friend   December 03, 2017

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