Daphne Riley, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February1.
Riley was born in Goodwill, Jamaica on March 28, 1924. She worked for the former NYC Telephone Company and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Juanita; grandchildren, Jamel, Tamara, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Janel and Jamel Jr.; sister, Joy; brothers, Keith, Rupert, Dave, Pete and Barry; nephew, Roy; nieces, Melrose, Leith, Sonya and Vinny; and a host of other family members and dear friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass took place at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Far Rockaway. Interment followed at Long Island National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.