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Dorothy Anne Pattey Riley

SALISBURY — Dorothy Anne Pattey Riley, 87, of Salisbury died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Salisbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Salisbury, the daughter of the late Reginald E. and Dorothy Wigton Pattey. She was formerly of Yeadon, Pa., and Newark, Md.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle and a former member of Bowen United Methodist Church in Newark and Lansdowne Baptist Church in Lansdowne, Pa.

She is survived by two sons, William C. Riley and his wife, Sandra, of Salisbury and Steven G. Riley, with whom she lived; two grandchildren, Tyler and Jenna Riley of Snow Hill; and two brothers, Reg Pattey and his wife, Jane, of Millersville, Pa., and Philip Pattey and his wife, Margaret, of Newark, Md.; she is also survived by two nieces, two nephews, two great-nephews, a great-niece and several close cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Riley, who passed in 1982 and a young sister, who passed in 1931.

Interment will be private in the family plot in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the , PO Box 4171, Salisbury, Md. 21803; or University of Maryland Medical Center, Transplant Program Office, c/o Dr. Stephen T. Bartlett, 29 S. Greene St., Suite 200, Baltimore, Md. 21201.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar.

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Published in The Daily Times on May 11, 2012
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