Eileen C. Riley

November 16, 1950October 11, 2018

Eileen C. Riley, 67, of Spring lake Heights, passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. She was an LPN who worked in the area for over 35 years, more recently at Shore Urology in Tinton Falls. Retiring in 2015, Eileen was a communicant of St Catharine RC Church in Spring Lake and was a volunteer with Visiting Nurses in Manasquan. She was an avid gardener who loved reading, crossword puzzles, and most of all loved animals especially her late beloved dog Maggie. Born in Neptune she resided in Spring Lake Heights her entire life. She is predeceased by her parents, Gilbert and Anne Riley, her late husband, Thaddeus Kucharski of 9 years in 2001 and a brother Brian Riley in 2001, as well as a son in law, the late Edward C. Schools on May 26 of this year. Surviving is a son Jerry Thompson, Jr., and a daughter Cindy L. Schools. Eileen is also survived by her siblings, Kathy Schmidt, Patrick Riley, Gilbert Riley, Betsy Martin and Patricia Fischer. Eileen also leaves her former husband and close friend Gerald Thompson, Sr.

Friends may call on Wednesday, October 17, from 4-8pm at the Neary Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St. Manasquan. Services will be offered at 7:30pm. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request considering a donation to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street Eatontown, NJ 07724.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Eileen C. Riley

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Mary Lou Foster-Hilscher

October 14, 2018

It is with tremendous sadness upon learning about Eileen's passing. Eileen was my first and my dearest friend. As neighbors on Ludlow Avenue, we met as toddlers and became friends throughout our childhood and early adolescence. I am sure she never realized the many ways she helped me navigate through life. Her cheerfulness, good humor and "come what may attitude" was in significant contrast to my reticent and worrisome approach to life. She carried me along throughout my childhood and helped me in ways that as an adult I have come to appreciate. The entire Riley family was so instrumental throughout my development. I was in and out of their home more than Thompson the cat. I never felt unwelcome. I bore witness to all of the traumas and joys that result in a household of seven siblings. And yet there I was in my own quiet way in the background - as one of their own. I am eternally grateful that I had the experience of growing up in such close proximity to this exceptional family.