William Peter Reilly

March 6, 2021


William “Bill” Peter Reilly, 81, of Florham Park, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.

A 40+ year employee of The Star Ledger, Bill was an Army veteran and an avid sports fan (especially when his kids and grandkids were playing) who loved visiting Atlantic City to see shows and play Black Jack.

Above all else, he was a devoted family man.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline “Jackie” Reilly for 47 years.  Devoted father of Vinny (Bylena Barrett) Byron, Jackie (Larry) Canales, Michelle (Dickie) Cunningham, Tim (Nancy) Byron, and Billy (Jen) Reilly.  Cherished grandfather of Lyndsay, Brett, Larry, Lauren, Michael, Matthew, DJ, Traci, Casey, Tim, Liam, and Connor.  Proud great-grandfather of Gi, Cameron, Kinsley, Vincent, and Anthony.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

William is pre-deceased by his parents Terrance & Louise, and his siblings; George, Terry, Helen, Maureen, Greta and Pat.

Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Friday from 3-6pm.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and capacity limitations, visitors are asked to pay their respects and then kindly exit in order for others to enter the building.  Masks are required and all are to practice social distancing.

The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, 10am at Holy Family Church in Florham Park, followed by a private entombment.  For those who wish to attend virtually, the funeral mass can be viewed on the church’s live mass feed :at 10am on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the American Heart Association, see donation box below for details.



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March 12, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Leonardis Memorial Home
210 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

Funeral Mass
March 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Holy Family Church
1 Lloyd Avenue
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

Virtual Funeral Mass
March 13, 2021

10:00 AM


American Heart/ Stroke Association
P.O. Box 417005 , Boston , MA 02241-7005,
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

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