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Lionel D. Reinford

September 9, 1942 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 77)

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 Lionel Reinford, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a well-known and highly respected educator, community activist, and artist in this region. Born in Honduras and educated at Harvard University, Mr. Reinford moved to Leominster in 1973 to teach elementary school students. Shortly thereafter, he became involved with Leominster’s SpanishAmerican Center, a non-profit that serves area Latino/Hispanic communities, where he eventually became the Executive Director for many years. He also began to paint. Mr. Reinford’s work has appeared many times at the Fitchburg Art Museum in our annual juried Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft – in fact, the first time he entered the show he won first prize!

Mr. Reinford is also an author.

Author Lionel Reinford’s Tomorrow I’ll Surface is a captivating memoir—a story of an idealistic immigrant’s journey

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