Ilion - Mary A. Reile, 80 of Ilion, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 5, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born September 29, 1938 in Utica, NY the daughter of the late James D. and Catherine (Rothenberg) Flaherty. Mary was a graduate of Utica Catholic Academy, class of 1956. She furthered her education, graduating from St. Elizabeth's School of Radiology.
On January 4, 1958, Mary was united in marriage to Donald J. Reile at St. John's Church in Utica, NY. The couple shared a blessed union of 60 years until the passing of Donald on October 11, 2018.
For 54 years, Mary was employed by several independent physicians in the Utica area as an X- ray technician.
Mary was a woman devoted to her family, she cherished the quality time she spent with each and everyone of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. As matriarch of the family, her loved ones always looked toward her for guidance. She also enjoyed her times with her family at their camp in Canada on Singleton Lake since 1966.
She is survived by her son, Donn Reile and Maureen of Albany; a sister, Kathleen Parker and her daughter Julie Orillio and husband Dick; her loving grandchildren, Brian Reile and wife Lisa of Herkimer, James Reile and wife Ashley of North Carolina, Bradley Reile of Manhattan, Rachel Brown and husband Mike of Jefferson and Mary Reile of Ilion; her cherished great grandchildren; Brian, Traevian, Payton, Kennedy, Zephanea and James; a daughter-in-law, Linda Pierce and husband Scott; Brother -in-law ,Paul and wife Patty and brother-in-law ,Ron and wife Beverly; and many nieces & nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her son, Matt Reile on July 20, 2011, and a brother and a sister.
In keeping with Mary's wishes funeral services and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 E. Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500.
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