Maureen B. Riley

February 15, 1943February 7, 2019

Maureen B. (Bartholo) Riley, 75, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Hathaway Manor. She was the beloved wife of Douglas Riley.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Olympio “Bart” C. and Bernice (Fonseca) Bartholo. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy Class of 1960 and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1963.

She was a Registered Nurse for 55 years and a member of St. Luke’s School of Nursing Alumni Association. Maureen was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, S. Dartmouth for 50 years.

Maureen was passionate about being a nurse and loved her years working in the emergency room. She was an excellent piano player and enjoyed music throughout her life. Additionally, Maureen loved animals and she adopted six labrador retrievers over the last 50 years.

Maureen is survived by her husband, Douglas C. Riley; her daughter Colleen Riley Laberteaux and her son Brian D. Riley; her three grandchildren, Brendan Riley, Quinn Riley Laberteaux and Rebecca Riley and her great grandson, Brayden Riley.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., S. Dartmouth. Burial will be private. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent in Maureen’s memory to the Humane Society and Shelter of South Coast at For online tribute


27 April

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

St. Mary's Church

783 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748


  • Private Burial

Maureen B. Riley

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Lori Jennings

February 21, 2019

Maureen was one of the most kind people I have ever met. I love you and know you have no more pain. Run with your dogs and cats and keep Jimmy in line for me. I miss you and our talks. They meant a lot to me, as do you and your husband.

Judith Moniz

February 17, 2019

I knew Maureen only for a short time but she was a kind and compassionate lady. I remember going to the office for treatment from her husband Mr Riley and I also remember one of her loving dogs Noah who greeted me at every session she will be missed May you rest in peace a friend Judy