William  Riley
William Riley

October 19, 1925 - May 21, 2017
Born in Newark, NJ
Resided in Jackson, NJ


William Riley, 91, of Jackson, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, from 4 – 8 pm.

Mr. Riley was born in Newark to Frank and Anna (Wolfe) Riley. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII on PT Boat 122 in the South Pacific. He lived in Maplewood, prior to moving to Jackson 20 years ago.

Mr. Riley was a Truck Driver for Gallo Wines of Newark for 23 years, retiring in 1978. He enjoyed playing Bingo and trips to Atlantic City.

Mr. Riley was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lucille (DeMarzo) Riley. He is survived by his devoted sons, William Riley, Jr. and his wife Terry, Frank T. Riley and his wife Kathleen and John Riley and his wife Angela; his cherished grandchildren, Heather, William III, Jacqueline, Frank T. Jr., Dana, Johnny and Amanda and 3 great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his companion, Margaret Kelly.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Thursday, May 25, 2017
10:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ US 07031
Thursday, May 25, 2017
11:15 AM

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