Claire M. Reilly
1934 - 2021
BORN
1934
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
60 New Dorp Ln
Staten Island, NY
Beloved mother of six, traveled often, doted on her grandchildren Claire M. Reilly of Sunnyside, Staten Island, NY, formerly of Todt Hill, died on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Carmel Richmond Nursing Home. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 16, 1934 and moved to Great Kills, Staten Island when she was five years old. She was the daughter of Edmund and Anne Dobbin, sister of Edmund, Raymond, Donald and Gerard Dobbin, all deceased. After graduating from St. Claire's, she attended St. Peter's High School for Girls and graduated in 1951. She then attended St. Vincent's School of Nursing in Manhattan, graduating in 1954. She worked at St. Vincent's Hospital on Staten Island until 1957, when she married Harold Reilly and moved to Washington, D.C. until 1958 when Harold graduated Georgetown Medical School. Claire and Harold eventually moved back to Staten Island where they raised six children and she devoted her life to her family. She remained involved with St. Vincent's Hospital as a long-term member of the Auxiliary. She is the loving mother to Harold, III (Donna), Michael (Mary), Thomas (Susan), Maureen (John Kelly), James (Kathryn), and Patricia (Joseph Meyer). Loving grandmother to Thomas, Megan and Genevieve Reilly, Rebecca, Hannah, and Emily Claire Reilly, John III, Patrick and Daniel Kelly, Liana, Madeleine and Nicholas Reilly, and Anna Meyer. During their 64 years of marriage, Claire and Harold made many trips throughout the U.S. for business and pleasure. She enjoyed traveling to Europe many times with friends from a Snug Harbor travel group. She also treasured family vacations at their homes in Port St. Lucie and Bay Head, NJ, at all times with her family and close friends. She adored her 13 grandchildren and loved babysitting them; attending their football, baseball and soccer games; track meets, school plays and theater productions, all with her husband by her side. Viewing will be held at Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306, on Saturday, 7-9 pm. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass is at 10:00 am on Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Ann's Church followed by her burial at Moravian Cemetery.
Published by Staten Island Advance from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
20
Viewing
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
60 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY
Nov
21
Viewing
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
60 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY
Nov
21
Viewing
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Hanley Funeral Home Inc
60 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY
Nov
22
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Ann's Church
NY
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Deepest sympathies for your loss. My brother Jim Kane, presently hospitalized will not be able to attend services. 908-670-8464 for info on Jim´s status
Bob Kane MD
November 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all Your Mom was so very special Our prayers are with your family
Kelly Galvin
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November 20, 2021
So very sorry . Thinking and praying for your entire family. Your mother was very special!
Kelly Galvin
November 20, 2021
Jim Brintnall
November 19, 2021
My memories of Aunt Claire are those of someone who was of a certain era when standards were high, of someone who always knew how things should be, someone with an inner guiding light and who could face anything life sent her way. Her Mom was like that too. The women of my family had the clean crisp elegance of fine white linen - but below those stylish flowing lines of gentle grace were unyielding granite blocks of understood standards and traditions quietly informing one of how things were, and were not, to be done. Problems were overcome not discussed, turmoil dispatched not lamented and solutions came from grit not dithering. My Grandmother used to tell me when I was a child "David, if you're looking for sympathy, look in the dictionary." Aunt Claire was of that caliber. They were woman of an era where poise hid a strength similar to elegant china stronger than the furnace it was fired in. She was an exceptional person and I will miss her. I send my wish to her loving children and to Uncle Hal that they may reach as much peace as time and nature will allow as soon as may be possible.
Dave Carnivale
November 19, 2021
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