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64 E. Main St.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-297-2640
Fax: 845-632-1224
Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth Betty Riley

Tuesday, September 8th, 1925 - Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Wappingers Falls, NY. Elizabeth “Betty” (Flynn) Riley died July 29, 2019 surrounded by her family at The Pines of Poughkeepsie. She was born 9/8/1925 to the late Leonard & Elizabeth (McCarroll) Flynn in Beacon, NY. She attended St. Joachim’s School and Beacon High School. On November 17, 1946 in St. Joachim’s Church, Beacon NY, she married James J. Riley Sr. who predeceased her on December 5, 2007. In her youth she was a member of the VFW Drum and Bugle Corp in Beacon, N.Y. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls, NY and a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America at St. Mary’s. She worked for 29 years at IBM Corporation as a Manager in the Secretarial Center and retired in 1987. After retirement she spent 20+ years with her husband at her favorite place in the world High Point Golf Club in Brooksville, FL. She often mentioned that was one of the happiest times of her life. In her earlier years she was an avid bowler at the Holiday Bowl in Wappingers Falls, loved boating up and down the Hudson River and enjoyed golfing with her friends. After her husband passed, she became active in Club 60, the Town of Poughkeepsie Senior Center. With that group she took many trips to plays in NYC and also local events. She acquired a new circle of friends who became a part of her new family.Betty loved being with her family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was always ready to go anywhere you wanted to take her. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family alike. With that said, the pain we feel upon losing her and loving her beyond words, pales in comparison to the greatness she represents on the streets of Heaven.She is survived by her two daughters, Maureen Manfredo and husband Francis of Wappingers Falls NY. Sally DeMeo and husband Tony of Poughkeepsie, NY. She was predeceased by her son James J. Riley Jr. on February 19, 1990. Also surviving are her grandchildren whom she absolutely adored , Michele Keenan and husband Timothy of Poughkeepsie, NY, Joseph Manfredo and wife Rhoda of Ardsley, NY, Anthony DeMeo and wife Lisa of Poughkeepsie, NY, Andrea Fitzsimmons and husband Raymond of Wappingers Falls, NY, James J Riley, III and wife Harper of Hamstead, NC and Justin Amundson and his wife Ramona of Beacon, NY. Her great grandchildren. Riley and Brady Keenan, Dean and Patrick Fitzsimmons, Marguerite and Alivia DeMeo, baby girl Manfredo to arrive in September and Isabella & Lily Amundson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her siblings Helen Smith, Florence Burger, Mary (Mae) Laffin, Leonard Flynn, Agnes Mancari, Frances Peluse and her sister-in-law Sally Holohan. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for all the care and love she was shown by the entire staff at The Pines of Poughkeepsie. They went out of their way to accommodate her every wish.Friends may call at Delehanty Funeral Home on Friday, August 9th between 4:00 – 7:00. Donatiions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls, NY at 10:00 on Saturday, August 10th. To send a condolence or for directions, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Delehanty Funeral Home
    Address
    64 E. Main St.
    WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Marys Church
    Address
    Clinton St.
    WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Marys Cemetery
    Address
    Clinton St.
    WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590
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Margaret Gatanis

Posted at 10:06am
Dear Maureen, Sally and Family,
So sorry to hear of your dear Mom's passing. Thinking back of the fun times at Holiday Inn day's we shared. May they all rest in peace. My deepest sympathy.
Margaret Gatanis
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GENEVIEVE JOHNSON

Posted at 03:54pm
TO ELIZABETH "BETTY" RILEY'S FAMILY'
ALTHOUGH WE (FORMERLY JUDY'S "SENIOR CLUB 60" - MONDAY GROUP} MET ON A DIFFERENT DAY (BETTY 'S GROUP MET ON WEDNESDAY), WE ALL KNEW HER AND LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING HER AT THE MANY EVENTS OVER THE YEARS -- CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING, PICNIC AT THE PIRATE CANOE YACHT CLUB, TOWN AND VALLEY VOYAGERS TRIPS, ETC., WISH TO SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU, HER FAMILY. BETTY WAS ALWAYS VERY FRIENDLY AND A LOT OF FUN PERSON. SHE WILL SURELY BE MISSED!!!
FROM HER FRIENDS AT THE TOWN OF POK SENIOR CENTER / AND / FORMERLY CLUB 60 MEMBERS....(ALSO THE SUNSHINE GAL -- GENEVIEVE JOHNSON)
MM

Mike Montague

Posted at 03:34pm
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Vicki, Matt and Angie Peluse and Family

Posted at 08:43am
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Posted at 06:28pm
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