2009-03-06 / Obits

James J. O'Reilly

Operating Engineer

James O'Reilly, a Broad Channel resident, died February 21. He was 57.

O'Reilly was born in Copiague, Long Island. He was a summer resident of Broad Channel as a teenager and a permanent resident since 1974. He worked as an operating engineer for the City of New York. He was a past commodore of the North Channel Yacht Club and a member for more than 25 years.

O'Reilly was preceded in death by his father, James.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen (nee Solliday); sons, Richard and Daniel; daughter, Daneen (Scott Brown); brothers, Tom (Kathy), Eugene (Kim), Michael (Angela) and Stephen; mother, Ann O'Reilly; sister, Anne Marie (Jack); and nine nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hillebrand Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Virgilius Church. Disposition was at St. Michaels Crematory in Astoria, New York.

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