Mary D. Riley, 94,


Mary D. Riley, 94, formerly of Mountain Street, went peacefully into the arms of her Savior  on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at the Indian River Rehabilitation Center in Granville.


Born on October 13, 1913 in Truthville, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie (LaPlant) Van Guilder and the wife of the late Master Sergeant Mike H. Riley.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased  by a daughter, Jean Herald Kobasa two  brothers, Louis Van Guilder and John Van Guilder; three sisters, Emma Daniels, Dorothy Roberts  and  Ruth Richards, sons-in-law, Peter Horan and William Herald and daughter-in-law, Lucille Riley.

 Mary is survived by a son, Henry Riley of East Greenbush, two daughters, Patricia Horan Reed and her husband, Mike of Canaan, Georgia and Thon Gebo and her husband, Tim of Whitehall and son-in-law, John Kobasa of Troy. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Skene Street, Whitehall  by Rev. Michael Flannery, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.

Family and friends may call at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 William Street, Whitehall, NY on Friday, October 26, 2007 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Mary’s name to Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 9 Wheeler Avenue, Whitehall, New York 12887



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