Michael L. Reilly II
November 27, 1945 - March 5, 2016
Michael L. Reilly II passed away at Christiana Hospital on Saturday, March 5, 2016 after a short illness.
He was born in Wilmington, DE on November 27, 1945 to the late Michael E. Reilly and Doris J. White Reilly of Carney’s Point, NJ. He graduated from Penns Grove Regional High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1968 in the Sea Bees Division. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ruth T. Reilly and three children, Kathryn Reilly, Michael Reilly, Carrie Reilly Stabosz and her husband Walter. He is also survived by grandchildren, Lucaas Reilly, Kaleigh Reilly, Charlotte Stabosz, Cordelia Stabosz, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister Kathleen Reilly Lowid.
Michael worked as a Union Ironworker and then spent 26 years at General Chemical as a Rigger before retiring in 2013 from Fluor as a Rigging Safety Inspector.
Michael was a member of Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Co. since 1977. He was a Life Member and served as Chief in 1992. He held several other offices within the fire company over the years including Deputy Chief, and member of the Board of Directors. He was awarded the honor of Chief Emeritus in 2013.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the doctors and staff of the Christiana Hospital ER, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Co. Ambulance crew and New Castle County Paramedics.
A visitation will be held on Sunday evening, March 13, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am, Monday morning, March 14, 2016, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE, 19720. Interment will be held at 1:00 pm in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, 19701.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 645, New Castle, DE,19720, or the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE, 19899.