JACK P. RILEY
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RILEY, Jack P. Jr. Of Marstons Mills, died February 3, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Maureen (Hines) Riley. Loving father and father-in-law of Jay and Debbie Riley of Wrentham, Mark and Linda Prusinowski-Riley of Newton, Rob and Debbie Riley of Hamilton, Brian and Marybeth Riley of West Point, NY, and Mary Beth and Stacey Riley of Lakeville; brother of Jim Riley of Billerica, the late Bill Riley and the late Joe Riley; grandfather of Sarah, Brett, Lauren, Jack, Kathryn, Danielle, Brendan, Jack, and Mickey; and loving companion of Paulina Connolly of Hyannisport. Also survived by his devoted friend and caretaker Colleen Delaney of Cotuit and several nieces and nephews.Visiting hours will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd. (Route 28), Marstons Mills, MA, 02648. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 10th at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 76 Wianno Ave, Osterville, MA, followed by burial at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund, c/o Marie Wilson - The Provident Rd, PO Box 37-5 Market Square, Amesbury, MA 01913. For on-line guest book & directions, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2016.
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March 16, 2016
It saddens me to hear of a death of such a person like Mr. Jack Riley. It the family and friends I pray you are strengthen from the memorials and these faithful words here at John 5:28.
February 28, 2016
I'm so sorry to read that my dad's wonderful friend Jack Riley has died. I want to share a story w / you all.

My dad was Gerry Cosby. Six years ago my dad's brother John died. He lived on Cape Cod. I went to his funeral and sat in one of the church pew's w / an elderly man with a very kind face, but I didn't recognize him off hand. Just the 2 of us.

All through my childhood I was very used to having my father's friend Jack Riley stop by our house in Stockbridge. I can still remember his voice. When I returned to the Berkshire's my brother asked if I'd seen Mr. Riley at the service. Afterwards I started thinking about it and all of a sudden I realized who I was sitting w / in the church. Here there are tears on my face thinking about my dad, who I miss so much and how very very much I regret not recognizing " Mr. Riley ". I'm so so sorry.

My very best to all the Riley's and I'm so sorry you've lost Jack.

Sincerely,
Sarah Cosby Yoh
sarah yoh
February 28, 2016
Sending my condolences to Jack P Riley's family I hope during these trying times y'all allow the God of comfort help you through this.
Aasia
February 25, 2016
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was certainly a important part of West Point sports history and a fond part of all our coaching dad's who resided on the Bartlett Loop.

Great memories. If I listen hard enough I can still hear your mom whistling for her kids to come home.

Now Maureen and Jack are together again. RIP.
Bob Mischak, Jr.
February 19, 2016
My deepest condolences to Jay and your whole family. With fond memories of times oh so many years ago- Connie White Arnold
Connie Arnold
February 19, 2016
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Robert Ryan
February 19, 2016
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
February 14, 2016
mark savran
February 12, 2016
Jack was the gratest man in my life. He recruited me to play at West Point and in later years he and sons ran a hockey school for me. I will always remember Jack and all his family. Me wife Sue and i are truly grateful for being fortunate to have known the Riley family
Swede Hanson
February 11, 2016
Best in Country
.My sympathy to the Riley family.Jack was the pride of Medford and always will be along with his brother Billy.My brief encounter inspired my love for Hockey,we had a nice skate on the lake year my father passed.Jack went to High school with my mom and she drove me to the lake Holidaytime.he must have been home for the Christmas.There he was bigger than life the coach of the Olympic team and I.We went for a skate waiting for others to show up,we sprinted a little naturally he lost me but I kept coming.When we did our lap he said a few kind things to me,asked some questions I was at Buckingham School at the time which he thought was great.Once the rest arrived it was a pond hockey game Ill never forget he set me up all game,Glory days you might say.Years later my mom called him to ask about Hebron academy.He gave the green light and off I went.I thought it was reform school,no girls boonies of Maine and my Mustang had to stay in Medford.I said to my mom I thought he liked me?Place redirected my energies and was a turning point in my life,Thanks Jack for all you touched in your wonderful life.R.I P
All will miss you! But remember your deeds.
mark savran
Maine
mark Savran
February 11, 2016
Sorry to hear of the loss of a legend. The Rileys on the bench at Army Hockey are part of the great memories of the place. His commentary during the games in recent years was priceless. He was one-of-a-kind.
Our thoughts and prayers to the family -- Joac and Rita Tenuta
Joachim Tenuta
February 10, 2016
Coach Riley recruited our '64 team from Minnesota, Massachusetts,and Michigan.Our plebe team included 3 players from the
West Point juniors program. He molded us into a winning team relying on each other to win 20 games in 1963 against the best teams in the east within the ECAC. He coached us with intensity and we practiced hard under his leadership, finishing second at 20-7.His home was always open to our girlfriends and his wonderful wife Maureen was our plebe mom.The team bus always stopped to pick up the coach at his quarters for away games with a box full of her cookies.His greatest attribute was always promoting the team concept.As a player or officer rep, I never saw him blame an individual player for a mistake or lapse in judgement.In addition,he had the unique leadership ability to apply compassion and understanding when appropriate. He could have coached at the NHL level with impressive results. Thank God he stayed at West Point to coach and lead future officers of the Army.
Norman Anderson
February 10, 2016
My thoughts & prayers are w/ the Riley Clan. As one of Jack's hockey players I knew he cared about us and we loved him for this. We would skate through a wall for him, (many of us tried). In the rough & tumble world of Cadet life he made it fun to play hockey.
1 Thes 4:13 & 14; Brothers we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died & rose again and so we believe that God will bring w/ Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
George Reynolds
February 10, 2016
Sorry for your loss Jay and family.
The Corkery Family. Arlington
Brian Corkery
February 9, 2016
Jay and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,

The Corkery's
Mary Lou Corkery-Byrne
February 8, 2016
jack mccartan
February 7, 2016
So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. But he certainly
had a wonderful life. Godspeed Jack
Love you cousin,
Bette Price Hayes
Bette Hayes
February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016
The Riley Family: Another "Woops" great gone. Not a hockey player, my roommate was (Bob Dillon) and his stories and sayings of Coach Riley made for a great time; even today, when we have lunch, a Coach Riley-ism gets launched. If I'd have been able to play (can't skate!), Coach Riley would have been my choice-hard-nosed and more importantly, an "edge" that drove his teams and defined his style.
I raise my stick (my lacrosse stick) in your honor!

Tom O'Leary
USMA Class of '74
February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016
Jack
Jack and I became very good friends about a year and a half ago after my mother went to Decater House.
When I visited jack and I sat at a table and he used to keep score of the women vrs men in the eating area, most of the time the woman won and he would look at me and say" the woman won again Gordon".
I am going to miss him dearly , not going to be the same seeing that empty chair and of course Jack asking me if I had a Hershey Candy bar for him!
So many stories, I could go on and on!
RIP Jack , you were an inspiration and a friend
Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson
February 6, 2016
Jack took me out of a small Minn. town and enabled me to get a WP education. Our '64 team sends best wishes and prayers to the entire Riley family.
RIP Coach- We will never forget

Gary Johnson
February 5, 2016
A great and good man who lived a great and good life. God Bless the entire Riley family.
joe burke
February 5, 2016
In high school I remember playing hockey against the West Point Plebes thanks to Jack. Jack and his brother Billy were great men.
February 4, 2016
Our mom and dad so purely treasured their friendship with Coach Jack, and deeply revered throughout their lives the character and vast accomplishments of such a wonderful man. On behalf of Barbara and Jim (player for Coach Jack at West Point, '57) and my siblings our sincerest condolences to the Riley family, with pride for having played at least a small part in his life so admirably lived,

Tim O'Connor (player for coach Jay and teammate of player Brian in college)
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