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Richard J. Reilly

Richard J. Reilly, 82, of New Milford passed away on February 16, 2016. Born in New York, NY he was a retired Postal Clerk for the US Postal Service in Bergenfield. A Navy Veteran of the Korean War, he was a former member of Elks Lodge #2304 in Closter and a former member of the Rockleigh Volunteer Fire Department. Predeceased by his wife Doris M. Reilly, parents, Dorothy and William Reilly, daughter Gail Portier and her spouse Douglas, sons Richard and Michael Reilly and brother William Reilly. Beloved father of Patricia Kraft and her spouse Martin, Kathleen Reilly and her spouse Victoria Harris, Thomas Reilly and his spouse Sue, David Reilly and Barbara Governali and father-in-law of Amy Reilly. Dear brother of Patricia McGloin. Loving grandfather of Richard III, Shannon, Robert, Danielle, Farin, Anthony, Brianna and Celina and great grandfather of Bennett, Lucas and Cecilia. Visiting on Friday from 4-9 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. All will gather at the funeral home on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM for the Funeral Mass at Church of the Ascension, New Milford, at 9:30 AM. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Englewood, 15 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 4-9 PM

Saturday, February 20, 2016
George Washington Memorial Park

234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

at 10:45 AM

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Church of the Ascension

256 Azalea Dr.
New Milford, NJ 07646

All will meet at the funeral home at 8:30 AM for the Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM

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Daddy, I miss you so much....wish I could have just one more hello, kiss, hug,, love you, picture or just sitting with you. I know & feel when your checking in on me. know your saying she's got this, that's b/c of all your advice & when you thought I wasn't hearing you...as you can see I did. You will always have that special place in my heart that no one could ever fill. Thank you for being my father, and loving ME flaws & all. Until we see one another again love you & miss you deeply. aaaaaa

Barbara Feb 12 2017 12:00 AM

Daddy...I miss you so very much..you'll always be in my heart. Please continue to watch over all of us just as you did while we were growing up. I am so very blessed to have you as my FATHER. I cherish the memories that you created for me. Hugs & kisses Barbara

Barbara Governali Jul 10 2016 12:00 AM

Richie....there is so much I'd like to say to you, however in the past couple of weeks I've been able to say a lot of the things that I mean. You have been the most fabulous pump up to my girls and although they are so broken hearted right now they know that the memories they have with you will carry them through. I love you will always cherish the memories I have of you and I'm extraordinarily grateful that I was able to help you get to your final resting place and assist you through that trouble time now you're with angel wings above, looking down upon us with so much love

Sue Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Daddy, I am blessed having you as my father. I love you!! Your fight is over, it's now time for you to be there with Mommy & everyone else. The rest of us will be ok as we have each other. Love always, Barbara

Barbara Governali Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

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Barbara Governali Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Dad, your fight is over and now you can rest. Just about all your friends and relatives are there already so have fun. The rest of us will take care of each other so don't worry. Love, Patti

Pat Kraft Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

Hi Daddy, Can't believe it's has been one year today you left our world, I know you didn't want to go however Mom waited so long for you. As well as all of our other loved ones. You will always be my hero...and I love you from the deepest part of my soul. I miss you..some days are harder than others but I know your still with me...guess I'm selfish b/c I just want oneveryone more.......smile, hug, love you, .....I could go on & on.. I will always be Daddy's Little Girl no matter how old I get & I consider that an honor...because I was blessed to have you as my Father because of the person you were, your morals, influence, guidance & advice. You never seemed to miss a beat & did what you had to do regardless to make sure mine & my siblings and our whole extended family needs were met & most of our wants..you have always amazed me & I appreciate the sacrifices you made for me. Please give Mom & the others (((HUGS))) &

Barbara Demas Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM