Margaret T. (Gillis) Riley

February 25th, 2012
Riley, Margaret T. (Gillis), age 87, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on February 25, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Stanley G. Riley, devoted mother of Sheila Swanson and her husband Bob of Saratoga, CA, Stanley G. Riley, Jr. and his wife Debra of Ayer, Judy M. Grundy and her husband Robert of Lawrence, Michael P. Riley and his wife Renate of Pensacola, FL, Kathy A. Riley of Wilmington, Margaret “Peggy” O’Rourke and her husband Walter of North Reading, William D. Riley and his wife Irene of Wilmington, loving “Nana” of Shawn, Danny, Jeremy, Erin, Shannon, Kerri, Jennifer, Brian, “Great-Nana” of Jeffrey, Andrew, Ashley, Kirstyn, Courtney, Nyomi, Nicholas, Riley, and “Great-Great- Nana” of Gracie. Cherished daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (McGaffigan) Gillis, dear sister of the late Marie Leary, Daniel, George, and John Gillis. Margaret is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday, February 26th from 3-7 p.m. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name may be made to VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

10 Entries in Guest Book for “Margaret T. (Gillis) Riley”

  1. Edward &Agnes Singelais says:

    We are sorry for your loss.Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. She is at peace and with her family beyond. Love

  2. Maria Guerriero (Voner) says:

    I Am Sorry For Your Loss! Keeping You All In My Thoughts And Prayers!!!!

    Love, Maria Guerriero (Voner)

  3. Stephen & Jayne Riley says:

    We are very sad to hear of the passing of our Aunt Margaret. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Greta Swanson-Jackson says:

    Dear Margaret,
    Thank you for taking my mother (Sheila) into your home when she was 13. You provided a warm environment to grow up in surrounded by loving cousins, and uncles. Our family has always been so thankful for your generosity and unconditional love! What a beautiful life you have lived. God Bless you!

  5. Cam and Roberta says:

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Margaret, Our Sympathy goes out to All of the Family,

  6. Gloria Velozo says:

    So sorry for your loss of a wonerdful person & friend ,She was a happy mother & always welcomed you in her home .
    Love to all the Riley family
    Gloria Velozo

  7. al rose says:

    My Thoughts, and prayers go out to the entire family.
    al rose

  8. Donald & Kay says:

    So sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to
    out to the entire family.

  9. Doreen (Velozo)Kelleher says:

    To all the Family…Sorry to hear of your loss. Margaret will be missed but never forgotten….R.I.P. Margaret.
    Love Doreen

  10. Doris O'Connell says:

    Judy & Family. Just heard about your Mother. My thought and prayers are with you and yours. God Bless

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