In loving memory of

Marie S. Reilley
September 28, 1957 - May 25, 2019

Marie S. Reilley, a longtime resident of Ambler and Fort Washington, died peacefully on Saturday May 25, 2019, her loving family at her side. She was 61 years old.

Born on September 28, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Madeline (nee Pistilli) Santoro.

Marie was a 1975 graduate of Upper Dublin High School. She graduated with honors from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Marie was employed for 25 years at Montgomery Publishing in Fort Washington as an Advertising and Receivables Clerk, at Fed Ex for 5 years as a Customer Service Rep and 10 years at McNeil Consumer Products, Fort Washington as a Product Specialist Representative.

Marie was a lifelong parishioner at Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Ambler. For over 20 years, she volunteered her time and talent as a Catechist for the CFF program and served on the Youth Commission. She enjoyed working on the Hospitality Committee, baking and organizing receptions for many church functions. She also enjoyed spending time in her garden.

Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, John Reilley. She is the devoted mother of Kate Steele (Annie) of Ambler; and Michele Reilley of Queens, NY. Marie is the loving grandmother of Marlee Rimmer and Layne Mucciariello, both of Ambler. She is also survived by her dear sisters, Frances Thomas (Scott) of Fort Washington; and Nancy Schappell (Edward) of Camp Hill, PA; and loving niece, Lauren Thomas of Fort Washington.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:15 to 11:15 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002. Words of Remembrance will be said at 11:15 AM. Marie's Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry at 11:30 AM.

Remembrances in Marie's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley 399 Market Street, Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106 OR St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated by the family.

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Connie Moran wrote on Jul 4, 2019:

"I am so sorry I didn't know... Marie was one of the happiest people I knew... she never had a bad word...God gained a beautiful angel.... thank you for all you have taught me... love you... until we meet again, watch over your pride and joys...."

Lorraine Pistilli Leidy wrote on May 31, 2019:

"Prayers, thoughts and My deepest sympathy to the Family. "

Dominic E. Pistilli wrote on May 30, 2019:

"Very sorry to hear the news. You have my deepest sympathy.....Marie was my mother's favorite."

Nancy Deininger wrote on May 30, 2019:

"Sending my condolences. Marie was a wonderful woman who brightened any room she was in in. "

Rosalie Baird wrote on May 29, 2019:

"Sending My Love and Sympathy. Another Angel In Heaven. God Bless "

Mary Jane Murray Smith wrote on May 29, 2019:

"Loved her! We served together the children of St. Anthony's Padua parish @ CFF She was inspired!"

Iizrocchinopowell wrote on May 28, 2019:

"Great up next door to the Santoro family. Knew Marie a long time. So sad for her passing. She was a great strong woman."

Debby Himmel wrote on May 27, 2019:

"John, Kate, & Michelle ~ I am so sorry. Marie was a VERY special lady & a beautiful friend. Please know all of you are in my thoughts & prayers. ?"

Andy Leneweaver wrote on May 26, 2019:

"John and family, our condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Andy & Birgit Leneweaver"