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Eileen W. Riley

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ARLINGTON -- The Liturgy of Christian death and burial for Eileen W. Riley was celebrated Wednesday morning at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Arlington. The Rev. George Dupuis was the celebrant. Music was under the direction of organist Louise Gauthier, accompanied by soloist Heather Davis, who sang the hymns “On Eagles’ Wings,” “Celtic Alleluia,” “Ave Maria,” “The Supper of the Lord” and “How Great Thou Art.”

The pall was placed on the casket by Eileen’s children Rosemary Vervoort, Maureen Kane, Mark D. Riley Sr. and Terrance J. Riley Jr. The scripture readings were offered by grandchildren Jonathon Vervoort and Suzannah Kane and the responsorial psalm was recited by JoAnn Riley.

The offertory gifts were presented at the altar by Meredith Lucchesi and Megan Castonguay. Words of remembrance and a personal reflection was offered by Pat Riley.

Members of the sodality attending the Mass were Gil Manning, Gladys Pike, Grace Smith, Jackie LaBett, Mathilda Kenny and Gerry Blair. Committal services followed in St. Columbans Cemetery in Arlington, where the Rev. Dupuis offered burial rites and committal prayers.

Serving as pall bearers were Matt Riley, Mark Riley Jr., Andrew Pattison, Jon Vervoort, Mark Kane, David Garcia, Patricia Garcia and Erin Riley. A time of fellowship followed the service at the West Mountain Inn in Arlington.

A Catholic prayer and vigil service was conducted Tuesday evening at the funeral home by the the Rev. Dupuis.

Eileen W. Riley, of Route 313 West, Arlington, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at her home. Arrangements were under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, Route 7A, Arlington.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, 2005
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