Michael Francis O'Reilly
1957 - 2019
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Michael O'Reilly, 62, of Auburn, CA, formerly of Monroe, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2019.
Michael was born in Manhattan, NY on September 1, 1957 to the late Michael Francis O'Reilly and the late Mary Theresa (Connors) O'Reilly. He lived in the Inwood section of Manhattan, attending Good Shepard School until his family moved to Monroe, NY in 1969. Michael attended Monroe-Woodbury High School and graduated in 1975. He met his former wife, Kathy Kremers, the mother of his son, Michael, at Monroe-Woodbury High School.
Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He began basic training at Lackland AFB, TX and proudly served at several bases in California. He graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a BS & MBA in Finance. Michael embarked on a long financial/banking career with Bank of America and retired from American River Bank.
Basketball was a passion for Michael. He was an integral part of Monroe-Woodbury's varsity basketball team and enjoyed playing in the summer league at Smith's Clove Park. Michael continued to play basketball in the Air Force and in college. He remained active in the sport, playing until very recently in many local men's leagues or pick-up games. Michael also had a passion for renovating houses. He often completed all restorations single-handedly. The outcome of his labor was astonishing.
Michael is survived by his son, Michael Patrick O'Reilly, of Sacramento, CA.; brothers James O'Reilly (Monica) of Cypress, TX and Thomas O'Reilly of Newburgh, NY; sisters Ann Marie Morris (James) of Monroe, NY and Maureen Farrell of Goshen, NY; nephews Brendan Morris, Patrick Morris & Liam Farrell; nieces Jessica O'Reilly, Cathlin O'Reilly, Kathleen Farrell, Megan Farrell & Kelsey Morris; aunts Margaret Sheehan, Eileen Tracy; uncle James (Irene) Connors; and many cousins in New York, New Jersey, Canada & Ireland.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 between the hours of 2 to 5 p.m. at Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. A celebration of Michael's life will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association 2007 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.
Published in "Folsom Telegraph, The" on Dec. 25, 2019.
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February 3, 2020
To the family and friends of Michael Francis O'Reilly, please accept my condolences. May you find comfort knowing that those who died God keeps them in his memory. And at Psalms 116:15 they are precious in God's eyes.
January 8, 2020
Mike was quiet and unassuming, with a great outside shot!
January 6, 2020
Virginia (Ginger) Hall
January 6, 2020
Hengameh - I wish I could have met you. Mike talked about the Tahdig you made. Mike seemed to have so many wonderful friends and he appreciated them all. He always entertained me with his interesting stories. I can not believe he is gone. So many laughs too. I will miss talking with him and hearing his laugh. I will miss hearing about his projects and latest discoveries - and what happened on this day in history - he knew everything. He was a very kind man and so full of life. Old Town Pizza and Old Roseville and The Purple Place and El Dorado Salon will ever be the same for me. I am sad for all of us who have lost our great friend and brother :(
Virginia (Ginger) Hall
January 5, 2020
Please accept our sincere expression of sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sandy and Ed Leonard
Sandy & Ed Leonard
December 31, 2019
I enjoyed dancing with Michael at the town center concerts. I also joined him several times at Lake Clementine on my paddleboard, while he kayaked alongside me. He certainly loved nature and the outdoors.
Lynn Wojcik
December 30, 2019

For all that knew and loved Mike, deepest sympathies sent to all.
He was an avid reader, lover of literature, friend of the libraries.
He enjoyed music, going out to listen to local live bands.
He loved being outside, working on his property and always willing to lend a helping hand.
His passion for the outdoors and exploring was limitless.
Beautiful memories of kayaking, tubing the rivers, hiking and camping (DL Bliss, Sam Taylor, Pt Reyes, Loon Lake & Auburn State Rec)
And to salting NY cheese pizza and his treetop cafe.
He will be missed, never forgotten.
December 29, 2019
Such sad news. He will be dearly missed. Such a quality human being. Condolences to his family.
Lisa Walker
December 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to the O'Reilly family. I can remember the day I walked into River City Bank, spoke a few words to Mike in my Long Island accent, and we became close friends for the next 35 years. Whether it was flying, golfing, skiing, ping pong or discussing historical events, he was anxious to go. I'm a better person because of Mike, I'll remember him often as he will be greatly missed.
Kenneth Fisher
December 27, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a very friendly neighbor and I always enjoyed talking with him when out in the neighborhood walking my dog. We will all miss his smiling face and welcoming greetings. Sending condolences to Mike's family and friends.
December 27, 2019
It is so hard to believe that mike has gone, he was so active and always had a helping hand to anyone around him. He will be missed.
hengameh Molsehi
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