Nancy Kelly Reilly passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 19, 2022 at the age of 87.
Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Joseph “Jack” J. Reilly, mother of the late Jim Reilly, and grandmother of the late Brandt Reilly for 62 years.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph J. and Edna Mae Weir Kelly and the late Joseph Kelly’s sister, the late Joan Yingling, and is survived by Thomas Kelly.
Nancy has lived in Bucks County (Warminster and Doylestown) for most of her adult life and worked as an administrative assistant at William Tennent HS for over 20 years. She also spent several years in retirement with her husband, enjoying the people and surroundings of Surfside Beach, SC and Jensen Beach, FL. She treasured her visits to the Jersey shore (mainly Ocean City and Wildwood), Wellsboro, PA and the Poconos. She will be remembered for her endless energy, warmth, generosity and support. She enjoyed the outdoors, animals, sports and had many hobbies such as painting, gardening, baking, crocheting etc. She has also championed the ‘if there is a will, there is a way’ mentality – which lives on!
Lovingly dedicating her life to her family, she will be missed but never forgotten as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and good friend.
Nancy is survived by her loving children Jack Reilly (Connie), Ruth Fletcher (Charles III), Michelle Finegan (John), Maureen Elliott (Cecil Clark), Joe Reilly (Julie) and daughter-in-law Renee Reilly (Paul Nice). . She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. until her funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902. to greet. Her burial will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of Nancy to the Pine Run Health Center Activities Fund, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to Ascend Hospice, 1120 Welsh Rd, North Wales, PA 19454.
Posted January 26, 2022
Published in The Intelligencer