James J. Reilly

REILLY, James J. of West Roxbury went home to be with the Lord October 22, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Agnes P. (Prior) Reilly. Loving father of Michael and his wife Carla of Leominster, Regina and her husband David DiGiusto of Braintree, Thomas and his wife Mary of Ashburn, VA, James Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Newton, Theresa of Roslindale, Matthew of McLean, VA, and Mark and his wife Jennifer of Charlotte, NC. Loving grandfather of Lyndsay, Lauren, Lisa, Julie, Stephen, Emily, Joseph, Michael, Bridget, William, Isabella, Liana, Harrison, Adriana, Reagan, Brenna, Quinn and Brendan. Loving great-grandfather of Andrew, Alexis, Abigail, Clara, Giselle, and Daniel. Loving brother of the late William, Robert, John, and Margaret Reilly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, October 28 at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10:00 am. Visiting hours Wednesday 5pm - 8pm. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Jim was raised and married in Somerville. He graduated from Boston College in 1955 and spent his entire career as a Budget and Cost Accountant at the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. Jim lived in the same home in West Roxbury for the past 60 years where he raised his 7 children with his beloved wife of 59 years. Jim was a devout Catholic and dedicated his life to generously sharing his love and his faith with his wife, his family and all he encountered. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Saint Francis House, 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02166; stfrancishouse.org.
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