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Mother of Christine Reilly Borstein ’70, Margie Reilly Barba ’72 & Kelly Reilly Cherry ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 19, 2011

Marilyn REILLY

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REILLY Marilyn Marilyn Reilly of Toledo, Ohio
passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Monday, October
17, 2011. She was born June 12, 1928 to Ada and Charles Petrie. She was a
graduate of Libbey High School and a member of St Joan of Arc parish, where she
was a charter member of Christ Child. Marilyn loved playing bridge with her many
friends. Some of her best times were spent at her cottage on Hemlock Lake with
family. The most important things to Marilyn were her faith, family and friends.
She will be missed deeply by all that knew her. Her love of life and her light
will continue to shine through her children, Christie Borstein (Jimmy), Margie
Barba (David), Kevin Reilly (Debi), Jack Reilly (Rose Mary), Kelly Cherry
(Mike), her twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also
survived by her sister, Arlene Florian (Jack), her many nieces, nephews, in-laws
and friends who all loved her deeply. Besides her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband of 42 years, Duke Reilly; brother, Don Petrie,
granddaughter, Marissa Reilly and brother-in-law, Jack Rerucha. The family will
greet friends in the Narthex at St. Joan of Arc Church on Heatherdowns Boulevard
at 10:00 AM., Saturday, October 22nd. A mass to celebrate Marilyn’s life will
begin at 11:00 AM. The Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with
arrangements. Donations in her honor may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor,
Hospice of Northwest Ohio and St Joan of Arc Church. Please view and sign our
online “guest registry” at:

Published in Toledo Blade from
October 19 to October 20, 2011

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