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Rebecca N. "Becca" Reynolds

August 21, 1995 - April 21, 2022


Obituary For Rebecca N. "Becca" Reynolds

Boston - Rebecca “Becca” Reynolds, beloved daughter, sister, partner, and friend, died Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Becca was born on August 21, 1995 in Beverly, Massachusetts to parents, Donald and Donna Reynolds. She was raised in Peabody, Massachusetts and attended Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, where she was an avid member of the theatre club, participating both as a performer and as a member of the stage crew.

Becca attended Boston University for her undergraduate degree and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation in 2017. While at Boston University, Becca made important contributions to her community through community service and activism, spearheading a grant-funded project in 2017 that brought LGBTQ safe space and advocacy training to Boston-area educators. She was also a Resident Assistant and spent her summers working on-campus.

Upon graduating with her bachelor’s degree, Becca served in Americorps through the College Advising Corps, where she worked with high school students and helped them to apply to college. She went above and beyond and was adored by her students.

After two years of service with College Advising Corps, she transitioned into a new role at Boston University in 2019, where she was the Program Administrator for the Neuroscience Department. She also returned to BU as a student and completed her master’s degree in Higher Education. In the summer of 2021, she began working as an Academic Advisor at Simmons University. She was passionate about supporting youth and improving access to college education.

In October of 2021, Becca was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Despite her diagnosis, she remained hopeful and faced every challenge with a fierce determination to live.

In her personal life, Becca made all of her friends and family feel incredibly loved and cared for. Her bold spirit, bright personality, and sense of humor lit up every room she entered. Her compassion, her commitment to community, and her zest for life were unparalleled.

She is survived by her parents, Donald and Donna Reynolds, her sister, Cari Reynolds, her grandmother, Sylvia Reynolds of Danvers, her niece, Abigail Reynolds and her partner, Aaryn Clerk. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Arrangements: Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 70 Walnut St STE 301, Wellesley, MA 02481.

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  • 05/04/2022

    You were an amazingly bright and kind person who makes sure no one felt left out. You constantly lifted my spirits while encouraging me to try new things. Thank you for being my friend and letting me get to know you. Love you and miss you lots.

  • 05/03/2022

    You were a big part of my life during the COVID era and you helped make those days just a little bit brighter and better. Thanks for being my friend, making me smile, taking the time to watch Gossip Girl ship videos together, and lifting me up when I needed it. Love you.

  • 05/03/2022

    Thank you for being a part of our lives, you always had the biggest warming smile, and lovingly sweet attitude. My condolences to the family

  • 04/28/2022

    I had the pleasure of first meeting Beeca during my year as a one of the Graduate Resident Directors at BU for Upper Bay State Road. Becca was one of my All Star Student Staff members, not only helping me grow professionally but personally as well. I had the second pleasure of reconnecting with Becca at Simmons University, when she joined the amazing Advising Staff and oversaw the First to FINish program, which worked closely with my staff in the Multicultural Center. Becca was indeed a Gem and absolutely grounded in humanity. Her loss and impact will continue to send ripples through the Simmons and BU community.

  • 04/27/2022

    Thank you for so tirelessly helping your students like me. You always brought a positve light to any meeting, I appreciate you Becca! May she rest in peace and happiness. My heart goes out to the Reynolds family. With love,

  • 04/27/2022

    May the cherished memories we all have of sharing times with Becca and the opportunities we had to experience her incredible exuberance and vitality sustain us during this challenging time. May The Reynolds Family and Becca's Friends be blessed with continued Strength and Peace. Christopher Walsh @ The Muriel Snowden International School at Copley

  • 04/27/2022

    Becca was a joy to be around. Her smile would light up the room. We always had fun participating in drama club and going on adventures together in High School. I send my deepest condolences to her family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • 04/26/2022

    Thank you for everything you did for all the neuro kids like me. My condolences and I'll really miss you.

  • 04/26/2022

    As a brand new student at Boston University, Becca was the first friendly face and voice I recognized in the neuroscience department. Despite the struggles of the pandemic, she was there whenever we needed and I can speak for a lot of us students who were sad to see her go, but proud of her for heading to Simmons. She was a light to the department and a comfort for me as a student <3

  • 04/26/2022

    Although I only met with Becca once, this meeting has stuck with me. She radiated joy, and was extremely helpful in planning the remainder of my college education. With this, I can only imagine the impact she had on other people's lives. May she rest peacefully, and her memory be carried with us all.

  • 04/25/2022

    So sorry for loss. I will be praying for Becca and your family during this sad time

  • 04/25/2022

    Nothing but bright beautiful memories on that softball field with Becca as little girls. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you all our love and prayers 🤍 -The Donovan Family

  • 04/25/2022

    Dear Don and Donna, It breaks my heart to hear the news of Becca's passing. Please know I will always remember her on the softball field working so hard to help our team to victory. You will all be in ours prayers. RIP Miss Becca Love Cathy Silva

  • 04/25/2022

    I'm deeply saddened that I never got the chance to tell Becca that two lessons she shared with us during our professional developments have been key practices in my life. Confidence and being mindful of the words you use in public. My condolences to Becca's family, friends, and colleagues. She was an absolute gift for the people around her.

  • 04/25/2022

    Donnie and Donna I am truly so very sorry for your loss. I just don't have the words. Love, Lisa Curran

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  • 04/24/2022

    Such a sweet soul, gone way too soon. My heart goes out to her family and friends. May you find peace in knowing she's with you always

  • 04/24/2022

    Becca was a joy as a student and a colleague. I'm so very sorry for the loss of her kind, loving spirit at way too young an age. May her memory be a blessing to us all.

  • 04/24/2022

    Becca was a tireless advocate and support for our students at Snowden. She brought insight, kindness and compassion to her work and all of the people whose lives she touched during her time with us. We could always count on her and our community will be so sad to hear this news. May her memory always be a blessing, my condolences to Becca's family and the CAC-BU family. Gene Roundtree

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