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Obituary: Brian P. Reilly, 72

Oct 24, 2017 04:03AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Brian P. Reilly

Brian P. Reilly, 72, of Lowell, died Friday morning, October 20th at his home. He was the beloved husband of Ann Marie (Fleury) Reilly who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on November 24th.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 30, 1945, a son of the late Leo J. and the late Mary Ruth (Kealy) Reilly, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1965. He then went on to graduate from Coyne Electrical School in Newton and became a Master Electrician.

A veteran during the Vietnam Conflict, Brian proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman.

Before retiring, Brian was employed as a Trades Foreman at Raytheon Corporation in Andover for over 26 years.

Among his many activities, he enjoyed going to the theater in Boston, dining out, playing the lottery and his summer vacations at Seabrook Beach. He was also an avid N.E. Patriots fan. Above all else, being all about family, he cherished the quality time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Brian is survived by two daughters Sandra Catalano of Dracut, MA and Patricia Lonardo and her husband Danté of Hudson, NH; two sons Jeffrey Reilly and his wife Giannina of Chelmsford, MA and Patrick Reilly and his fiancée Allison Archambeault of Lowell, MA; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister Ruth Rahimi and her husband Amahad of Westford, MA; two brothers Barry Reilly and his wife Linda of Wilmington, MA and Kevin Reilly and his wife Kathie of Lowell, MA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also father of the late Susan Pelland and the late Christina Tevepaugh and brother of the late Leo Reilly and the late Polly Reilly.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours and all services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.
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