In Memory: Former Dedham Selectman, Robin A. Reyes

Visiting hours will be at the George F. Doherty & Sons, Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., in Dedham, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Robin A. Reyes of Dedham, formerly of Nantucket, passed away on Oct. 13.

He was the beloved husband of Roberta L. (Owens) Reyes. Devoted father of Jason A. Reyes and his wife Alexandra of Sharon, Elizabeth S. Reyes of Cardiff, Wales, UK, Matthew P. Reyes of Malden Grandfather off Lillian E. and Clara J. Reyes. Brother of Paul R. Reyes of FL, Francina S. Gibbs of Hawaii.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Reyes was a graduate of Mount Hermon School, Gill, MA, Williams College, Williamstown, MA and received his law degree from Boston College.

He was the Tax Collector and Treasurer for the town of Dedham and former Dedham Selectman.  He was also a very avid photographer and outdoorsman.

Town Administrator, William Keegan, had this to say about Reyes:

Robin was a great friend, colleague and mentor.  He and I have worked together for my entire tenure as Town Administrator in Dedham.  He was one of the smartest people I have ever known. 

In addition, his demeanor and approach to problem solving was something that we have all learned to try and emulate.  He never got flustered and always remained calm under some of the most challenging situations.  We will all miss him as a fellow professional  but  even more as a friend and a kind, gentle human being.

Visiting hours will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons, Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., in Dedham, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be private. In lieu of flower, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robin's memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For directions and the guestbook can be found at www.gfdoherty.com.

Dan O'Neil October 17, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I had dealings with Robin as a Selectman and doing business in the tax office. He was a very fair man and a very nice guy. I'm very saddened to hear he has passed away. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
Jack October 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM
The town has lost its unofficial historian. He knew Dedham -- and the charter -- inside and out.


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