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William E. Riordan

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William E. "Bill" Riordan, age 85, a Lisle, IL resident since 2005, died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. He was born July 11, 1925, in Chicago, IL. Beloved husband of Lucille, nee Diedrich, Riordan; devoted son of the late Ted and Helen, nee Crowley, Riordan; dear brother of Robert J. "Bob" (Marian) Riordan of Evergreen Park, IL; fond uncle of Peg Riordan, Tom (Mary) Riordan, Jean Riordan, Bill (Jennifer) Riordan and Trish (Tim) Fallon, great-uncle of many. Bill attended Leo High School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and Our Lady of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL, where he was ordained a priest in 1951. Bill later worked at Fermi Lab in Batavia, IL, retiring in 1980. Visitation Tuesday, 3 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630)355-8980. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. A luncheon reception will follow at church. Private Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: St. Thomas the Apostle Church or Misericordia Heart of Mercy. Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, IL. For info. (630) 355-0213, www.friedrich-jones.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on May 15, 2011
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