FDNY veteran recognized for bravery, 'a man full of laughter' Lawrence J. Reilly, 72, of Staten Island, New York, beloved father and grandfather passed away on September 20th, 2021. He is survived by his partner of 19 years Mary Ann, his children Denis (Emmeline) Reilly, Carlene (Egan) Picken, his granddaughter Rosalie Reilly, siblings James (Margo) Reilly, Paul (Janet) Reilly, Eileen (Frank) Padula, Sharon (Thomas) Murphy, Daniel (Jennifer) Reilly, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was pre-deceased by his brother Eugene Reilly and parents Audrey and Eugene Reilly. Larry, a fun loving legend in the FDNY, always lit up the room. He served the FDNY at Ladder 43 and Engine 53 for 25 years. Among his many awards for bravery is the Commissioner Edward Thompson Medal of Valor in 1990. He served as an Honor Guard in the FDNY Emerald Society as well as a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Larry enjoyed traveling with his partner Mary Ann and cruising together with friends. If he wasn't holding court at the Jets bus tailgating, he was with his family entertaining generations of Reillys with his quick wit and epic stories. He was a man full of laughter who truly left his mark on this world. Visitation will be held at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY on Thursday, September 23th and 24th 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 1901 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10 am. Cremation services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, nyffburncenter.com
Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island NY 10310 (718) 442-5056
Published by Staten Island Advance from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.