Riley, William H. of Harwich, formerly of Florham Park, NJ, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 6, 2016, with his family by his side.
Bill was the beloved husband of Eileen (Patton) Riley for 46 years. He is survived by his loving daughters and their spouses, Colleen and Luke McInnis of Winchester, MA and Leanne and Tim Dunne of Melrose, MA, his grandchildren Trevor, Caroline and Sadie, his sister Joyce Lee of Wyckoff, NJ, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers John, Doug and Chase and by his sister Carol.
Bill was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Jack and Mary (Holland) Riley. Bill served in the US Army as a scout dog handler, stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He worked for Lucent Technologies as a Telecommunications Manager. Bill and Eileen retired to the Cape in 2008.
The family is very grateful to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Hospital Oncology department.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 4-7 PM at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 678 Main Street, Harwich, MA 02645. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, February 12 at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA 02631
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, 20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 261, Burlington, MA 01803