JAMES MICHAEL RILEY
1961 - 2021
BORN
1961
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Dyer-Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Services - N. Attleboro
161 Commonwealth Avenue
Attleboro Falls, MA
RILEY, James Michael Of Norton, MA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 60. Jim was born on July 1, 1961 in Brighton, MA to Anna-Mary and John Riley. He was the founder and owner of Cross Real Estate. He served on the Norton Board of Assessors, was a member of the George C. Shields Council of the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also a board member for Cooperative Production (CO-OP) and Abundant Hope. He was an active part of the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Social Services Adoption Board and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. Jim initiated the Catholic School Scholarship Fund in 1995 to support students throughout the Diocese of Fall River. Jim is survived by his wife Joanne (Nicoletti) Riley, and his daughters Elizabeth and Theresa Riley; his mother Anna-Mary (Howe) Riley; his siblings and their spouses John (Maureen) Riley of Natick, Rev. Edward Riley of Brighton, George Riley of Framingham, Kathleen (James) Burke of Hopkinton, Jane (Timothy) Rose of Natick, Mary (Thomas) Nolan of Framingham, Margaret (George) Gaughan of Hopkinton; his siblings-in-law Timothy (Julie) Nicoletti of Fall River, Ann Marie Nicoletti of Tiverton, RI, Susan (Daniel) Curran of Smithfield, RI, Cathleen (Paul) Medeiros of Dartmouth, Edward (Sheryl) Nicoletti of Northbridge, Karen (John) Kardosz of Fall River; and his 42 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John R. Riley, his father-in-law Edward T. Nicoletti, and his niece Veronica Rose. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Rd., Wellesley followed by Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Needham. Visiting Hours will be on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Dyer- Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave, North Attleborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint John's Seminary (Brighton), or Abundant Hope (Attleboro) in memory of James M. Riley. For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guestbook at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com Dyer-Lake Funeral Home

Published by Boston Globe from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021.
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26
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4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Dyer-Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Services - N. Attleboro
161 Commonwealth Avenue, Attleboro Falls, MA
Nov
27
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. John the Evangelist Church
9 Glen Rd., Wellesley, MA
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My apologies, I just heard of Jim´s passing. Deepest condolences to Joanne and his daughters. As well as the entire Riley clan. My memories of the times that Jim and I spent at the BC theater are and will remain very special to me. I remember Jim with kindness and a warm heart.
Brian Pitts
School
December 3, 2021
The DiCorpo Family
November 29, 2021
Dear Joanne, Elizabeth and Theresa There are no words to express the depth of our sympathy for you. Jim was the epitome of what a husband and father should be. Bask in the knowledge that he is with our dear Lord for life eternal. We know your pain and are with you in prayer. Sincerely The DiCorpos
Lynn DiCorpo
Friend
November 29, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
The O'Keefe Family
November 27, 2021
Joanne and family, please accept my condolences and prayers. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. Rest in the peace of Christ, Jim.
Kathleen Kane
Other
November 26, 2021
Jim touched our lives in so many ways. His love for Christ and family was inspiring to all who knew him. Joanne and family you are in our prayers. Rest In Peace our dear friend.
Charlie & Bea Hopkins
Friend
November 26, 2021
My heart goes out to the Riley and still in shock over his passing. Heaven gained a great guy that will be surely missed by everyone whoever knew him
Scott Monkevicz
Work
November 25, 2021
What a special man Jim was. I will never forget his words of encouragement to me. I am so honored to have known and respected him! My sincerest condolences and prayers for his family
John cacaccio
Friend
November 25, 2021
We are deeply saddened and have a heavy heart by the unexpected news about Jim. When we think of him, we picture him always smiling. He was such a nice, kind, considerate and faith-filled person to know and it's been a privilege to know him through our Catholic community. We love Jim! He is now with the Lord looking over his family. We send our condolences to Joanne, his girls, his mom and the large extended family. Wishing you great memories of his life.
Rich and Charlene Pasakarnis
Friend
November 24, 2021
Jim was a man who never tired of giving of himself. I often wondered how he could do it. He did more good in 60 years than most us will do in a lifetime.
Ron Orazine
November 24, 2021
There are no words to express the sadness I feel for you and your family. There is no good time to lose a loved one, but I am so deeply sorry that you are going into the holiday season with this burden. May you be reminded of loving and memorable moments now Jim is present in God's glory and not physically but Spiritually always present with you.
Jeri (Geraldine) Jarvis
November 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Tara M
Friend
November 24, 2021
I cannot express how devastated I am by Jim's passing. Like each and every member of the Riley family, Jim was a wonderful person, someone close to my heart. My thoughts are first and foremost with Joanne, Elizabeth, Theresa, and of course with his Mrs. Riley. They are of course also with each of Jim's siblings. You are each in my prayers
Karim Sahyoun
Friend
November 24, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jody and Sarah Keiley
jody keiley
Other
November 24, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was such a great person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Cinelli family
Friend
November 23, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy. I knew him from town and real estate. May he rest in peace. MaryAnn Dempsey
MaryAnn Dempsey
Work
November 23, 2021
I´m shocked to of heard of Jim`s passing. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to JoAnne, Elizabeth and Theresa. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you as I remember Jim when I celebrate mass. It´s never a good time to lose someone, but even more horrible around the holidays. Jim was a man of great faith, know that that faith will carry him now into the arms of our loving Savior.
Fr. Dan Lacroix
Work
November 23, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Michael Casey
Other
November 23, 2021
Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the trust and confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time.
The Staff of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home & Cremation Services
November 23, 2021
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