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Shirley A. Reilly

Manchester, New Hampshire

Aug 8, 1935 – Oct 3, 2019 (Age 84)


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Connor-Healy Funeral Home - Manchester Obituary

Shirley A. Reilly, 84, of Manchester, NH, died on October 3, 2019, after a period of declining health. Born in Troy, VT on August 8,1935, she was the youngest daughter of Louis and Wilma (Ploof) Touseau. Until her retirement, she worked at GE in Hooksett, NH.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Raymond P. Reilly in 2005. Family members include her son, Thomas Touseau and his wife, Claire of Derry, NH; her daughter, Lesa of Hooksett,NH; three step-children, William and Russell Reilly and Kathlyn Reilly-Carnahan; two grandchildren, Kimberley and Evan; two sisters, Irene Goulding of Milford, NH and the late Lena Prue, of Barton, VT; and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley, alongside her late husband Ray, were dedicated advocates for the disabled. Together they volunteered countless hours to the ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens), Rainbow Theater, and the Special Olympics.

Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother who was always there for her family. They looked forward to her delicious home cooked meals, beautiful holiday decorations, and countless sleepovers. Her home was a warm and welcoming place to be. She will be missed by many who will treasure their own memories of time spent with her.

Services: Calling hours are Friday, November 15, 2019, from 9 to 11 AM at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St. Manchester, NH.

A funeral service will follow at 11 AM in the funeral home.

Burial will take place in St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester, NH directly following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to any of the organizations mentioned.

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Thoughts and prayers with your loved ones in morning. You will be missed.

Shirley was a very nice, and giving lady. I worked with her at GE for many years. I am very sorry to her family.

Shirley (and Ray) were pioneers of parent advocacy for the disabled in Manchester. Their volunteer work made a big difference in the lives of many and established the building blocks of organizations that continue today. Thank you, Shirley, for setting the bar. You will be missed.

Auntie Shirley, you are so loved by your sister Irene Goulding and all of your neices and nephews. Love and miss you.