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Matthew J. (Matt) Reile

Born: Fri., Aug. 19, 1960
Died: Wed., Jul. 20, 2011


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 24, 2011
Location: Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 25, 2011
Location: Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service

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Matthew J. (Matt) Reile, 50, of Herkimer passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday July 20, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY.

He was born August 19, 1960 in Denver, Colorado the son of Donald J. & Mary A. (Flaherty) Reile. Matt was a graduate of Ilion High School, class of 1979 and also graduated from Herkimer County Community College with an Associate Degree.

His marriage to Linda Thomas took place on November 17, 1982 in Florida.

Matt was owner & operator of Reile’s Contractors in Herkimer, and was a mason by trade.

With family as his foremost priority, Matt centered his life around his loved ones, proving to be a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. His favorite time was spent with his cherished grandchildren.  An avid outdoorsman’s, Matt found much comfort and relaxation fishing along the West Canada Creek. He was founder and creator of the “Riff Raft”.

Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years Linda; his parents Donald & Mary of Ilion; two sons, Brian Reile and girlfriend Lisa Rice of Herkimer, and James Reile and wife Ashley of Charlotte, North Carolina; a daughter, Mary Reile of Herkimer; a brother, Donn S. Reile and girlfriend Maureen of Gloversville, his grandchildren, Brian G. Reile (Little B), and Traevian A. Reile Thom; his father and mother in-law, Donald J. & Josephine Thomas of Palm Bay Florida; sisters-in-law, Debbie Thomas of Palm Bay, Florida and Kathleen Arruda and husband Bill of Palm Bay, Florida; brother-in-law, Donald J. Thomas, Jr. of Palm Bay, Florida; aunts & uncles, Beverly & Ronald Reile of Ilion, Patricia & Paul Reile of Utica, Kathy Parker of New York Mills, NY and Gordon & Valerie Duncan of Herkimer; four niece, Rachel Reile, Jessica McCabe, Nicole Krause and Allison Arruda; nephew Bradley Reile and a cousin, Julie Orilio of Deerfield and his best friend, Timothy Ploff of Ilion.

Funeral services will be held on Monday July 25, 2011 at 11:00 am from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 220 North Washington St., Herkimer, NY 866-1500, with Reverend Laurie Percival Pauley, officiating.   Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, NY. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday July 24, 2011 from 4-8 pm. All memorial contributions may be made to Limbs for Life Foundation, 218 E. Main St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Shawn and Val Gallant
   Posted Fri July 22, 2011
Aunt Mary and Uncle Don. We are so sorry for your loss. Matt was a wonderful man and he will be missed. We can have the comfort knowing he is not suffering now..We love you all. Shawn, Val and Bib Boy :) We are praying for comfort for you all also.

Julie And Richard Orilio
   Posted Fri July 22, 2011
Aunt Mary & Uncle Don
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of Matt who has left us at such a youthful age is certainly in the category of those hard losses for which there is so painful a reminder of what might have been.

We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.
Love Julie and Dick

Richard and Julie Orilio
   Posted Fri July 22, 2011

Dick and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Matt. We hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. We are thinking of you and praying for you every day.

We are there for you and your family.

Ted Allen & Susan Tripple
   Posted Sat July 23, 2011
Linda, Brian, James, Mary, Don and Mary, and your entire extended family

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Matt, a person with a heart of gold who will not be forgotten.

Lisa and Rodney Mathews
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss.May God be with you and your family.

Linda Albertini (Polidori)
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
Dear Linda, Brian, James and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you at this sad time and always.

Linda Albertini

Judith Rockwell
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
Don I am so sorry for the lost of your brother I will be praying for you and family.

George Beach
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
I want to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. While we didn't share many moments in high school, after our graduations he was always very nice to me. I got nothing but the most sincerity from his "How are you doing?"'s. I had the utmost respect for him. He was obviously a good son, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to a great many. And a kind friend to me.

Susan Eddy
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
Linda I was so saddened when I heard the news. I was in Tennesse for another funeral. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Your friend, Susan

Michelle Perruzzi
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
Linda & Family,

I am so sorry to hear of this. You are all in my prayers. Please call me Linda if I can help you with anything at all.


   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
Linda . Children , Don ,and Parent''s ,
Such a shock to lose Matt in such a way . I haven''t seen Matt since 1980.... he was all ways such a great guy . We had great times in high school , and words can not express my sympathy to all of you .

Barb & Scott Fluty
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
We are so sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul Paratore (Frankfort)
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
I can't believe I'm just finding out about Matts passing. Linda and family, I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember working for Matt 22 years ago in the Ecco Video store in Herkimer, then later at Aiellos Market. I'll never forget how nice he was to me, how much fun he was to talk to, and throughout the years since running into him from time to time. I'm so sorry I wasn't there at the funeral. I'll say a prayer for him and the family.

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