William J. Reilly, a long time resident of Katonah, NY, died peacefully at home in the comfort of his family on November 29, 2021. He was 101 years old.
Bill’s life began in Pleasantville NY, one of two sons of the late Sarah (Bond) and Peter Reilly and was predeceased by his brother, Peter J. Reilly.
Bill was the beloved husband of Margaret J. Fox of Mt. Kisco, NY and the loving father of six children: Colleen and husband Joseph Todd, William and wife Mary Beth Reilly, Peter, James, Kathleen and predeceased son, Frank; and three adoring grandchildren: Michael, Brian and Kelly Reilly.
He was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Katonah and a long-standing member of the Knights of Columbus Sisqua Council #1852 of Mt. Kisco, NY.
He served his country in the European Theater during World War II with the 76th Infantry Division as a Master Sergeant. Upon returning home, he began a lifelong career in fine paper sales for the publishing industry.
Bill was an avid sportsman; hunting, golf, skiing and ice hockey played a huge role in the activities that he shared with his children, grandchildren and friends. His greatest solitude was fly-fishing; he found great joy on the rivers and streams both locally and abroad.
Bill was a kind and generous man who embraced life for more than a century. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many and will be remembered by all.
Friends and Family were invited to call at Clark Funeral Home in Katonah NY, on Thursday, Dec. 2. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Katonah, NY on Friday, Dec. 3.