Dorcas B. Reilly
1926 - 2018
Hinski-Tomlinson Funeral Home
81 Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ
Dorcas B. Reilly

Haddonfield, NJ - Dorcas Bates, on October 15, 2018, of Haddonfield, NJ. Age 92. Dorcas is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Thomas H. Reilly. Dorcas was the devoted mother of Dorcas R. Tarbell (Carl) and Thomas B. Reilly (Judi). Cherished grandmother of Dorcas Anne Frangos (Andrew), Christopher Tarbell (Meredith), Shane T. Reilly and Ian A. Reilly. Loving great grandmother of Penelope G. Frangos. Dorcas is also survived by nieces Evelyn Stoklosa, TeZa Lord, Kathleen Wright and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dorcas was born on July 22, 1926 to the late Dorcas Lillian Webb and Frederick Bates in Woodbury, NJ. Dorcas was predeceased by her brother Linwood Tomlinson Bates and his wife Eve. Dorcas grew up in Glassboro, NJ and Camden, NJ where she graduated from Camden High School in January of 1944. Dorcas received a BS degree in Home Economics from the Drexel Institute of Technology (Drexel University) in June 1947.

After graduating from Drexel Dorcas was employed by the Campbell's Soup Company working in the test kitchens where she and her colleagues developed recipes using Campbell's products.

Dorcas was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was active in numerous choral and theatric groups throughout her life.

A celebration of Dorcas' life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 with visitation from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM in the Sanctuary of the Haddonfield First Presbyterian Church, 20 East Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ followed by a service at 11:00 AM. Immediately followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall at the Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Haddonfield First Presbyterian Church Music Ministry, or to your favorite charity in her name.


Published by Courier Post on Oct. 23, 2018.
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Tom Lester
October 16, 2019
We always use your recipes all of the time.
Mark Milliron
March 23, 2019
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Michel Polnareff
February 3, 2019
Dorcas you made holiday season fun and nutritional. Campbell's soup can't be beat. You can eat it or use it in recipes. I hope that Campbell's put out a recipe collection of yours and with desserts in it also. I liked the rosy rocks and tomato soup cake the best.
Jimmie Stasko
January 19, 2019
At age 76, I never realized how popular Dorcas' 'Green Bean Casserole' was! My dear aunt Cherry made it whenever I attended holiday dinners with the Carpenters in Oreland, PA. I'm just now catching on to it MYSELF and am copying the recipe from the Web. I began to read about her accomplishments, esp. at Drexel Institute, so, of course I researched her. Sadden to hear her family has lost their beloved Mum, Grandmum, Aunt and wife. She is now peacefully in the palm of His hand. May God comfort you always knowing she is always there for you in spirit to whom to talk.

Kate Starr, Gloucester, MA
Kathryn E. Starr
January 3, 2019
Thanks to Mrs Reilly and Campbell's soup even desserts can be more nutritional. The tomato soup cake and rosy rock cookies are always a hit for me in the autumn with the spices . Also I use tomato soup in my pumpkin dishes. You came from an era when people had to stretch budgets. Mock apple pie and your recipes will be handed down to my family. Thanks for the memories!
October 26, 2018
Mrs Reilly your recipe is world wide famous thanks to the internet. We will always remember you when we partake of your dishes and also enjoy the church and school functions when your recipes are served. You were right up there with Julia Child and Dione Lucas!
October 25, 2018
Mrs Reilly I would like to thank you for all of the work you put into your recipes. They are nutritious and inexpensive.
Daughter of the Revolution
October 25, 2018
Dorcas my sister and I loved your recipes & our deceased mother Ruth made your green bean casserole faithfully especially at Thanksgiving time. God bless you for all of your wholesome recipes.
Nancy and Linda
October 25, 2018
Mrs Reilly,Thank you- May you rest forever in eternal peace.Prayers for all who love you. May they find comfort and strength from God and keep you forever in their hearts and thoughts.
October 24, 2018
My Condolences to the family Mrs. Reilly was always so nice and sweet. It's been a few years since I've seen her but I remeber how she always was and I will always cherish that. Heaven has gained a truely remarkable angel now
T. S.
October 24, 2018
Tom, I remember you telling me this story when we worked together at BCPO. Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.Mary Boyle
Mary Boyle
October 24, 2018
Please find comfort in knowing your Heavenly Father understand all that you feel and will bring you thru this time of sorrow. Please continue to pour out all of your heart's anxieties on Him in prayer "because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5: 6, 7).

My Sincere Condolences,
The James Family
October 23, 2018
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