Rita R. O Reilly

Rita Rose O’Reilly, 93, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living Community in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Rita Rose was born June 22, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to James J. best replica watches and Anna Burns Callaghan. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Rita graduated from Chicago Mercy High School in 1938 and married Curtis Michael O’Reilly on October 20, 1945 at St. Joachim’s Church. Friends and family describe Rita Rose as a classic daughter of both the roaring 1920s, and the depression years of the 1930s. She lived to see her husband go to two wars and raised a large Irish-Catholic family in Palos Park, Illinois; frequently becoming a maternal figure to those outside her immediate family. A faithful member of the Catholic Church, Rita Rose is fondly remembered as the steadfast matriarch of the O’Reilly family; each summer uniting her large family together in Montague, Michigan where frequently upwards of 25 people would excitedly cram into the 4-bedroom, one-bathroom farmhouse. Rita Rose is survived by her four children, Michele O’Reilly Studl, Patricia (Clark) Jensen, Gail Eick, Rita K. O’Reilly (Kim Goodwin) and James O’Reilly (Ellen Markham); 16 grandchildren, Wayne Eick Jr., Anne Skinner, Dennis Eick, Joshua Studl, Erica (Dave) Isaacson, Christopher Jensen, Hilary Jensen, Reilly Goodwin, Shaina Goodwin, Abby O’Reilly, Connor O’Reilly, Callaghan O’Reilly, Liam O’Reilly, Shea O’Reilly, Nicholas O’Reilly (d.), Katelyn O’Reilly and one great-grandchild, Maeve Isaacson. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation Wednesday, December 18 4-8 P.M. Funeral Thursday 9:00 A.M. from Lawn Funeral Home 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park to Our Lady of the Woods Church 10731 W. 131st St. Orland Park, Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 6001 W. 111th St. Alsip. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Food for the Poor (6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073; or a charity of your choice. Funeral Info: 708 429-3200

4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday December 18, 2013
Lawn Funeral Home - Orland Park
7732 W. 159th St.
Orland Park, IL 60462 (Map/Directions)

10 A.M. on Thursday, December 19, 2013
Our Lady of the Woods
10731 W. 131st Street
Orland Park, IL 60462 (Map/Directions)

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
6001 W. 111th Street
Alsip, IL 60482 (Map/Directions)