Lawrence J. Reilly
FUNERAL HOME
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
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.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
23
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Sep
23
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Sep
24
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Sep
24
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Sep
25
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
1901 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
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To Sharon and the Reilly family we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I know you have great memories that you can look back at and remember the fun times together.
Joe and Marc
Other
September 25, 2021
Here's a photo of a couple of Reilly's at The Staten Ireland Fair 2012 - Such a great guy . . . best to you Mary Ann and all the Reilly Family - Godspeed Brother and we will drink 'em down here while you keep 'em cold up there AFB
A F BARRY
Friend
September 24, 2021
One of the funniest guys there could be. Rest in Larry. Ray Ziegler
Ray Ziegler
Work
September 22, 2021
Remembering Larry and the Reilly Family growing up on Hillcrest Terrace. Lots of Great Memories. My deepest condolences to all .
Tony Parisi
September 22, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Reilly family. I worked with Jim Reilly at E.69 & L.28 and knew Larry through him. He was truly a prince among men. So sorry Jim.
Frank & Regina Musumeci
Work
September 22, 2021
My sincerest condolences & sympathy to the Reilly family. Larry & I had known one another since our days at St. Sylvester's. We were very friendly over the years. He was always a very pleasant guy and a gentleman. R.I.P.
Ed Golat
September 22, 2021
Larry was a wonderful character who was a credit to El Barrios Bravest.
Jack Culkin
September 21, 2021
RIP Larry
Sally and Art Whalen
Friend
September 21, 2021
Larry, It breaks my heart to hear that you left us. We lost a great one but gained an angel. You were and always be one of my favorites. So many great memories at the Jets games over the years. Maybe between you, Gene, and lil´Gary can talk some sense into the big guy and get us a Jets Super Bowl win. #GangGreen Thank you for serving our NY communities as an FDNY. You saved and impacted so many people and families in a positive way. Stay sweet and the heck with a fountain of youth... drink from the fountain of beer! Cheers buddy Nicki J-E-T-S.... JETS, JETS, JETS!!
Nicole "Nicki" Acampora
Friend
September 21, 2021
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