Maria Amadou­nian Reid

Rappahannock News - - OBITUARIES -

Maria Amadou­nian Reid, 87 of McLean, VA, died peace­fully at her home at the age of 87 on Au­gust 23rd. Known for her wit, cook­ing and gen­eros­ity, she was born on Fe­bru­ary 4, 1930, in Thes­sa­loniki, Greece. She was of Ar­me­nian de­scent and lived through the Nazi oc­cu­pa­tion of Greece dur­ing World War II. She grad­u­ated from NYU with a BS de­gree in Ac­count­ing. While in New York, she met and mar­ried Joseph Brown­ing Reid in 1958. They moved to Ar­ling­ton, VA, in 1964, then to McLean, VA, in 1969. At the time they moved to McLean, she was wor­ried it was too far out in the coun­try. They would live in their McLean home over 45 years, rais­ing three sons. She had a long and very suc­cess­ful ca­reer in the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment as an ac­coun­tant, in­clud­ing at the Gen­eral Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion, the Bureau of In­dian Af­fairs and the Depart­ment of De­fense In­spec­tor Gen­eral. She is sur­vived by three sons Charles Joseph Reid, Avedis Thomas Reid, and Robert Brown­ing Reid; grand­daugh­ter Charde Reid and grand­sons Joseph Reid and Avedis Reid II. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held Oc­to­ber 21, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Flint Hill, Vir­ginia at 1:30 pm where she will be laid to rest be­side her hus­band. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Ar­me­nian Gen­eral Benev­o­lent Union, 55 East 59th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, (

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