Thomas Patrick O'Reilly, 73, of Carolina Shores, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family by his side.
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He was born on March 30, 1939, the son of the late Thomas and Margaret O'Reilly. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia O'Reilly.
Mr. O'Reilly was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, a member of Calabash BPOE Elks Lodge No. 2679, a member of the American Legion and a member of VFW 7288 also of Calabash. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a very talented artist in the area.
Surviving are his loving family, his wife of 50 years, Rosemary "Rosey" O'Reilly of the home; four children, Alice O'Reilly Peebles and husband Cary of Albany, N.Y., John P. O'Reilly and wife Sharon of Suffern, N.Y., Andy T. O'Reilly and wife Brooke of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Rosey Dogarieri and husband Robert of Charlotte; three sisters, Agnes Ward, Genevieve Cavadini and Loretta Cafferty; 11 grandchildren, Casey and Alex Peebles, Joseph, Olivia, Jenna Rose and Thomas O'Reilly, Owen, Grace and Molly O'Reilly, Jack O'Reilly and Maggie Doganieri.
A Mass of Christian burial was set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Brendan Catholic Church. Interment was set to follow in Brunswick Memorial Gardens in Shallotte.
The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Private online condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
The family has requested anyone needing accommodations to contact The Sunset Inn at Sunset Beach or the Holiday Inn Express in Little River, S.C.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory Shallotte.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Nov. 30, 2012
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