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Eileen Marie Reiss

AGE: 72 • Holiday City Berkeley

Eileen Marie Reiss, 72, of Holiday City Berkeley, formerly of Manchester Twp. devoted wife, mother, and grandmother died on Monday the 23rd day of January 2017. We will miss her sense of humor and love of life. She was born and raised in the Bronx and attended Msgr. Scanlan High School. She graduated with a degree from the NY School of Radiology. As a teenager, Eileen loved dancing and frequently attended high school dances. It was at one of those events that she met Ray, her husband of 50 years. Eileen and Ray moved to Pine Lake Park in 1971. There she raised their two children, Janine and Richard and opened their store, "Lakehurst Photo Center." After retiring, Eileen and Ray moved into their dream house in Holiday City. They enjoyed many evenings on their patio overlooking the water, watching the happy ducks. Eileen continued dancing into retirement and joined the Dance Club at HCB. She choreographed and taught hundreds of dances to her "dance buddies." She was also active in the Irish and Fishing clubs. Eileen spent the last 6 years of her life as a grandmother to Alice and Richard, Jr. who were the loves of her life. She loved nothing more than taking them to the library, park, pool, and Whiting Lake - where she had taken her children 40 years earlier. Eileen is survived by her husband, Raymond, her children, Janine and Richard, her sister, Monica, her nieces, Dawn and Lynn, her grandchildren, Alice and Richard, Jr., and her daughter-in-law, Lara Reiss. Visitation 2-6pm Thursday January 26, 2017 at DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, 119 Union Ave., Lakehurst. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Friday January 27, 2017 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 130 St. Maximilian Ln., Toms River. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to New Jersey Conservation Foundation @
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 25, 2017
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