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December 13, 2013

William F. Reilly

William F. Reilly

ONEONTA — William F. Reilly, 86, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, with his wife, Marianne, by his side.

He was born July 1, 1927, in Brooklyn, the son of Mary Higgins Reilly and William F. Reilly Sr.

William served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946.

He was a long shore worker until 1968, when he moved to upstate New York. William then was employed at SUCO for 23 years, retiring in 1991.

William is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marianne Reilly; his son, Davie Reilly and wife, Laura of West Oneonta; a granddaughter, Lori Rheel and husband, Dennis of Davenport; a grandson, William M. Reilly of West Oneonta; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Evan, Dominick and Dustin Rheel; sisters-in-law, Dolores Stalder and Marilyn Graziano; brother-in-law, Anthony Graziano; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by parents; brothers, Francis J. and John F. Reilly; a sister, May Weiss; and a sister-in-law, Bea Reilly.

Calling hours will be 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the funeral service starting at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Scott VanDerveer, officiating.

Interment with military honors will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, weather pending on 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

Donations may be made at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Arrangements are with the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.




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