Elizabeth A. (Reilly) Gorodeckas, 62, of Charlton, died Saturday, November 4th, with her loving family at her side. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Vytenis Gorodeckas; her son, Joel Fikucki and his wife, Megan of Worcester; two daughters, Devon Stankus and her husband, Paul of Worcester and Lauren Gorodeckas of Charlton. She is also survived by her mother Nora Reilly of Auburn; two brothers, Frank Reilly and his wife, Diane of Charlton and Kevin Reilly and his wife, Chris of Oxford; two sisters, Theresa Dowd and her husband, Fred of Princeton and Noreen Valentino and her husband Scott of Oxford; five grandchildren, Kaylie, Reilly and Colin Fikucki, Dylan and Louis Stankus; and many nephews and nieces. She is also survived by an uncle and many aunts and many cousins in Ireland and England.
She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Michael and Nora (Gallagher) Reilly; and earned her B.S. in Nursing from Anna Maria College. Betty Ann first worked as a Registered Nurse at Harrington Memorial Hospital and then at St. Vincent Hospital, where she was a member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. In 1980 Betty Ann with the help of many friends, opened the Paris Cinema (now Cinema 320 at Clark University) as she wanted to share her love of classic and foreign film with others; she also owned and ran The Empire Cafe on Green Street with her sister Noreen. Betty Ann was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Charlton. She loved travel and film, but her greatest joy was time spent with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, free-spirit, kind heart, infectious laugh and a clock that always ran slow.
The world will not be as bright without her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Her funeral is Wednesday, November 8th, from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, Worcester with a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 10 H. Putnam Road Extension, Charlton. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, November 7th from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Gynecological Cancers, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (please reference IIQ 170788777)