James Joseph Riley Sr.

Published 7:57 pm Friday, February 12, 2016

James Joseph Riley Sr., 78, a resident of Suffolk, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. He was the son of the late Patrick and Madeline Riley. He retired after 30 years as a military sales representative for American Brands. Mr. Riley was a sergeant in the Army and served in the National Guard. He was a 40-year active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Suffolk. He was the charter Grand Knight of Council No. 7363 and St. Paul’s Assembly No. 1166 4th degree Knights of Columbus. Jim coached his children at baseball, softball and soccer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Maniscalco Riley; three children, Lorna R. Harrell and husband, Willie, Shamus Riley and his wife, Megan, Liam Riley and his wife, Lindy, all of Suffolk; grandchildren, Logan, Ryland and Jillian Harrell, Finnegan Riley, Will and Luke Riley, and one on the way.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at St. Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church, 202 N. Broad St., Suffolk. Father Emmanuel Mensah will officiate. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. A visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baker Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. Memorial donations may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences may be offered at www.BakerFoster.com.

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