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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY

OBITUARY

David P. Reilly

April 18, 1935June 13, 2019
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David P. Reilly, Jr. of New City, NY, 84 years old, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2019.

David was born on April 18, 1935 to the late David and Dorothy Reilly in Yonkers, New York. His sister, Rita Reilly Schloth also predeceased him. He was a 1957 graduate of Fordham University, where he was the captain of the University swim team. Throughout his younger years he served as a lifeguard at Breezy Point Beach and his love of swimming and the water lasted a lifetime. He was married to the love of his life Joan (Hourihan) Reilly for 42 years prior to her death in 2000. Together, they raised 6 children and their New City home was known as a gathering place for their children, relatives and friends. David worked as a stockbroker until his retirement from R. F. Lafferty in 2016. David never sat still. If he wasn’t repairing something in the house, he could be found in the supermarkets grocery shopping for his family. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Church in New City. He was also active in the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Reilly, Joan Vetter (Stephen), David Reilly (Lisa), Tim Reilly (Rose), James Reilly (Mary), Matthew Reilly (Chris), 16 loving grandchildren and his devoted friend, Mary Mullane.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home, 321 S. Main St., New City, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, 114 South Main Street, New City, NY 10956, followed by interment in Gethsemane Cemetery, Rockland Lake, NY.

Services

  • Visiting Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Margaret Boulanger

June 28, 2019

In this world there are many people you meet, some will leave you with a lasting impression. I can tell you Mr Reilly is a man you will always remember!
His smile lit up the room and he treated you like family. The Reilly clan has had many gatherings and true to form; all would be invited. ..... I am so glad to have known him.

Marilyn McNamara

June 20, 2019

Such wonderful memories I have of Mr. Reilly! He was always happy to see me and welcomed me into his busy house, full of stories and adventures, of the domestic kind. What a joie de vivre he possessed. We will all miss him.

ann m mc grath

June 18, 2019

your dad was a loving father and a wonderful person. I'm sure he will be sorley missed but with his family praying for him every day he is happy in heaven looking down on all of you.

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