Londonderry, N.H. — James M. Reilly, 74, of Londonderry, N.H., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. He was born in Waltham, Mass., on May 28, 1938, a son of the late James and Marie (MacDonald) Reilly, Sr. He had been a resident of Londonderry for the past 40 years, formerly living in Lawrence, Mass. Mr. Reilly was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Waltham, Mass., and had attended Boston College. He was a US Marine veteran. Mr. Reilly was a communicant of Holy Cross Parish in East Derry. He delighted in gardening, cooking, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith A. (Liss) Reilly, of Londonderry; loving father of, Joanne Cantone and her husband, William, of Londonderry; loving grandfather of, Tyler, Brianna, Brendan, and Mikayla; two sisters, Maureen Casperowitz and her husband, Joe, of Framingham, Mass., Barbara Mackiewicz and her husband, Vic of Marlborough, Mass.; two brothers, Philip Reilly and his wife, Pina, of Florida, and David Reilly and his wife, Laurel, of Newton, Mass. He was predeceased by his daughter, Christine K. Reilly in 1985.
From his wife Judy, An Irish Blessing:
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m., in Holy Cross Church, Hampstead Rd., Derry, N.H. The burial will be follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gilcreast Rd., Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.