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Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL

OBITUARY

Gail Mary Riley

April 8, 1937March 17, 2020

Gail Mary Riley, age 82, of Marco Island passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at her residence. She was born April 8, 1937, in Grosse Pointe Farms, to Stan A. Gitre and Dorothy Moriarty. She married L. Michael Riley on November 16, 1955, in Grosse Pointe. Gail worked for Macomb ISD as the Secretary to the Principal. She loved volunteering, traveling, her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gail held many positions on the San Marco Villa Board of Directors including President. She also served on the North Ottawa Hospital Board, the West Central District of Michigan Health Care Advocates, and on the Michigan Advocates Hospital Association State Board as West Michigan District President. Most of all, Gail enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

She is lovingly remembered by her family, daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Nix of Spring Lake; three sons: Stephen (Marian) Riley of Novi, Patrick (Susan) Riley of Harrison Twp., and Timothy (Sheila) Riley of Grand Haven; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Michael Riley, her father Stanley A. and mother Dorothy Gitre, and daughter-in-law, Laura Riley.

A Celebration of Life Event for Gail will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Michigan Bikers for Veterans and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Share memories with the family at their online guest book at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/marco-island-fl/gail-riley-9090101/add-memory.

The family is being served by Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home on Marco Island, FL.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Service Will Be Held At A Later Date

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Anna Davis

March 30, 2020

Dear Friend, I will miss you. I will miss our time together, our trip to Alaska and so many other times with Mike and Dan. You were always there for talk and fun. Her devotion to her family was always on her mind. She was so proud of all your accomplishments and the people that you have become. Farewell my Friend, until we meet again

Ronald Muschong

March 25, 2020

Condolences to the Riley family. I never knew Gail but worked with husband Mike at the Warren Police Dept. RIP
Ronald Muschong, Punta Gorda, Florida

Terry "VITO" LAURENCELLE

March 22, 2020

Never met your Mother Pat, but I've heard that she was a very fun person. Thoughts and Prayers for you, Sue and the entire Family.

Steve Riley

March 21, 2020

Mom was a foodie early in life!

Karen Zimmerman

March 21, 2020

Your Mom was a class act! She was involved in so many things but her greatest love and pleasure was her family. Very proud of all of you and she absolutely adored her grandkids. Our parents were great friends and enjoyed many good times and laughs. Your Mom was my friend too. We were both foodies so we could talk cooking all day long! Of course we also enjoyed a good cocktail at the end of the day like the good Irish woman she was as well! The whole community will miss her, Gail was such a vibrant force that it’s hard to believe she has left this earth. My heart aches for all of you and I pray for God to give you peace and comfort in knowing how much she loved you and that she is with your Dad now happy and pain free.
Love to all, Karen Z. (Anna Mae’s daughter)

Mary Bagas

March 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family.

George & Mary Bagas

Tina Di Biase

March 21, 2020

I like to extend my Sympathy to the Riley Family .
I have knowing Gail and her husband Mike for many years during the winter months in San Marco Villas . She will be missed dearly . Tina Di Biase 🙏

Patty Herrmann

March 20, 2020

I would like to extend my sympathy to the Riley family at this sad time. For many years, Gail was a good friend to me, and my late husband, at San Marco Villas. I have many fond memories of times we spent together. She will be missed.
Patty Herrmann

Dee Kempson

March 20, 2020

I was blessed to have served on the SMV Board with Gail. Gail was unfailingly professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and collegial throughout her service. The fact that she was repeatedly voted back onto the Board speaks volumes as to the respect that owners had for her. My favorite personal memory is her efforts to teach me how to make dolmades which she was making one day with her son. Her love of her son and cooking were so evident that day. My husband Steve and I will
miss her very much. We send our sincere condolences to her family.

Steve Riley

March 20, 2020

Mom was not afraid to make life fun. She could always show her silly side. :)

FROM THE FAMILY