Obituary: Ann Marie Reilly: Devoted wife, sister, mother and grandmother

Ann Marie Reilly, 79, of Darien, and Vero Beach, Florida, died peacefully in Vero Beach on October 22 2016.  Born in New York, New York, on October 13, 1937, Ann was the daughter of John White of County Cork, Ireland and Margaret Doyle of County Kerry, and the sister to James and Margaret (Cissie).  Ann grew up in Washington Heights, New York and was a graduate of St Catherine’s Academy.

Mrs. Reilly married her high school sweetheart, John Joseph Reilly on June 7, 1958 at St. Elizabeth’s Church.  The day after their wedding ceremony, they attended John’s graduation from Fordham University and began their life together, which traveled across the United States and lasted 58 years.

Ann was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend who will be remembered for her endless kindness, loving heart and thoughtful manner.  Ann is survived by her husband John, her three children; Margaret (Peg), Dennis and Michael and her three special grandchildren Julianne, Evan and Emma.

Family and friends will be received at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m.  A Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Moore Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT. Burial will immediately follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10465.  

Memorial donations be forwarded to the Alzheimer’s / Parkinson Association, 2300 5th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL, 32960.