Madeline A. (Boyle) Reilly, 68, of Narragansett, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of James H. Reilly, III for 45 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Walter V. and Bernadette I. (San Souci) Boyle.
Madeline was a 1967 graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy and a 1971 graduate of Mt. St. Joseph’s College. She was an elementary school teacher for five years in the Providence Public Schools before undertaking her most important role as mother. Once her children were older, Madeline resumed her career as a pre-school teacher at St. Paul’s Nursery School in Wickford for 18 years. Madeline’s favorite times were spent with her cherished family and friends, particularly on the beach at Bonnet Shores.
In addition to her husband, Jim, Madeline is survived by her daughter, Colleen Boisclair and her husband, Gerard, of East Greenwich, her son, Michael and his wife, Megan, of North Kingstown; the lights of her life, her grandchildren, John (Jack), Daniel, Matthew, and Caroline Reilly; her brother, Walter V. Boyle, III of Narragansett; her aunt, Marguerite Boyle of East Greenwich; and many family and friends who so loved her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 6 at 10:30 am, in St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Burial will follow at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, November 5 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 in her memory would be appreciated. Her family also requests that you consider becoming an organ donor in Madeline’s memory.
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