Joseph Reilley

Joseph F. Reilley

Sunday October 21, 1934 - Thursday March 26, 2020
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Loving Husband, Father, Brother, and Grandfather

Joseph F. Reilley, 85 of Nutley, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Born in Newark, the son of the late John and Veronica (Hyland) Reilley, Joseph retired as a tax assessor serving the town of Nutley for 43 years. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also a lifetime member of the Nutley Elks and American Legion.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Bridget J. (O’Connor) Reilley; his daughters, Patti –Jo Smith and husband David, and Nicolette Reilley; his brothers, William Reilley; his sisters, Alice Addesso, Maryann Reilley, and Christine Della Rovere; and 2 grandchildren, Samantha and Mackenzie Smith. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his previous
wife, Shirley Postel; his son, Michael Reilley; his brothers, John, George, and Andrew Reilley; and his sisters, Veronica Rible, Sheila Byrne, and Agnes Reilley.

Funeral service will be private. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at a later day. The announcement will be in the paper once it is scheduled.
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Joanne Beglin

Posted at 05:48am
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you. We will miss him at Cardiac Rehab. I have so many memories. On Saturdays (way back when), he would always ask me to change the T V channel when cartoons came on. So one week, I brought in a video of Bugs Bunny and put it in. After one short episode, I said I would put the news back on. He said, "No. Let it play." He was smiling from ear to ear, really enjoying the old cartoons. He had a great smile, and I will truly miss him. Please know, you are still part of the Cardiac Rehab family. We are here for you. Rest in peace, Joe.

Nicolette Posted at 07:31pm

I love this lol thank you ❤️

Jim and Susan Hammond

Posted at 11:06am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. In loving memory of Joe Reilley
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Donna Jesch

Posted at 10:22pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss! I will miss seeing him come into the American Bistro and kid around with Kenny and the staff! Donna Jesch

Debbie Ippolito

Posted at 10:24pm
My deepest condolence Bridget for your loss may he rest in peace

Debbie Dey Hutchins Posted at 11:08am

My deepest sympathy to you and your family! He was a great man! I will miss him at Petrraco’s. He always said hi and gave me a hug! I knew him since I meet PJ in school over 50 years ago. Great family. Take care!


Posted at 09:57pm
Nova and Chloe already miss you Dad ❤️

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