McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


William H. Riley

November 25, 1954November 4, 2019

William H. Riley, 64, of Manchester, died November 4, 2019 at Maple Leaf Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Manchester on November 25, 1954, the son of Harry and Lena (Karagiosis) Riley Jr. He was a lifelong resident of the Queen City and was educated in the local school system.

He was employed for many years in the manufacturing industry at P.K. Zyla’s Company, Pandora Industries and the Felton Brush Company. He was an avid fisherman and was skilled at tying his own flies. He enjoyed all sports, especially hockey and was a fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics but above all else, the Bruins. Bill was a quiet, unassuming individual who loved spending time with family and friends and cherished the quiet times he spent with his fishing rod in his hands. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle and friend.

He was predeceased by his mom Lena Riley in 1992.

Members of his family include his father Harry J. Riley, Jr. of Manchester, his brothers Chris Riley and his wife Becky of Laramie, Wyoming, George Riley and his wife Linda and John Riley all of Manchester, his sisters Joanne Desrochers and her partner Larry Wasilewski, Eva Prive and her husband Lucien, Dorothy McCarty all of Manchester, Constance Grabeal and her husband Tim of Hammon, Oklahoma and Arlene Hembree and her husband Charles of Wilmington, Mass. as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Tuesday November 12 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. There were be no services. A private urn burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Bill’s name be made to the American Diabetes Association 260 Cochituate Rd. #200 Framingham, Mass. 01701.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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