Marilyn Riley

Obituary of Marilyn Riley

 

Marilyn (Forster) Riley, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2018 with her family at her side.  Marilyn was born June 8, 1931 to George and Dorothy Forster and was a life-long resident of Syracuse.  She graduated from Eastwood High School and began working for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation where she met her husband, Dick. After raising her 5 children, she worked at Dey Brothers for several years. Marilyn was a communicant of St. Charles/St. Ann’s parish in Syracuse.  She volunteered her time by making sandwiches for the Oxford Street Inn and had been a Eucharist Minister at Bellevue Manor.  Marilyn enjoyed playing golf and was a NY Yankees fan.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.  She was extremely proud of her grandchildren’s many achievements and she was always happy having her 2 great-grandchildren around her. 

 

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Dick, her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and John Hughes and her brother-in-law, Ron Riley.  Marilyn is survived by her five children Mary Ellen (Mark) McAnaney of Onondaga Hill; Michael (KJ) of Camillus; Rosemary of Syracuse; Mark (Susan) of Columbia, Maryland and Elizabeth (John) Anderson of Chesterfield, Virginia; grandchildren Meaghan (Scott) Stanton, Patrick (Ginny) McAnaney, Sean, Mark and Maura McAnaney; Katie, John, Colin and Mikaela Riley; Rebecca and Patrick Riley and Emily, Julia and Erin Anderson and great-grandchildren Clare and Ryan Stanton as well as her sister-in-law, Ginny Riley and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Funeral services will be at 9:30am at St. Ann’s Church, 4471 Onondaga Blvd Syracuse, on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Friends may call on Friday, May 25th from 3 to 6pm at the Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Ave. Syracuse.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Upstate New York, 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300, East Syracuse, NY  13057 or Hospice of CNY: 990 7th N St, Liverpool, NY 13088