On April 23, 2018, while the early morning stars shined brightly, the spirit of William James Reilly (63) quietly slipped away. Bill’s long and courageous fight with prostate cancer ended as he wished, peacefully, with the love of his life Michele, daughters Jacquelyn and Jennifer, son Sean and sister Beth, by his side. As Bill's unequaled zest for life and pure love for all was so cherished by family and friends, his greatest joy in life was the family he and Michele created together over their 39 years of marriage.
His legacy will carry on through his children Jacquelyn (Joe), Jennifer (Casey) and son Sean (Bryan) and grandchildren Hudson, Sydney and Penelope. While Bill joins his parents Jim and Betty Reilly in eternal peace, he is survived by his siblings Terry (Wayne), Tom (Judy), Beth (Pete), Jim and Kathleen (Gary) and his brother in laws John (Patty) and Eddie (Jean). Bill was blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins who enjoyed his humor, game mastering and ability to make everyone laugh. For Bill it wasn’t about the years in his life but the life in his years.
Services will be held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 11:00 am, Holy Trinity Parish, 3111 Tierra De Dios Dr., El Dorado Hills, CA, with a true Reilly celebration to follow at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom, CA.
All proceeds will be donated in honor of Bill to Zero- The End of Prostate Cancer.
All donations will go directly to the foundation.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”