William A. Reilly, Jr.

William A. Reilly Jr. 77, of Milton and South Dennis, died at his home in Milton, Friday, August 23, 2019.

Bill is survived by his beloved former wife and caregiver, Marie (Mascari) Reilly and cherished cousins, Kathi Smith Ritcey, Janice Marchetti, Laurence Smith and Mary Patricia Lema.

Bill was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 24, 1942 to his loving parents William A. and Mary (Whalen) Reilly and later adopted by Alice S. Reilly. He had many accomplishments in his life, graduating from BC High in 1960 and Boston College with the class of 1965. He was a former Selectman in the Town of Milton from 1983-1988. Bill was a 12-year Town Meeting member, past President of the Milton Rotary Club, Fourth Degree member and Past Grand Knight of Milton Council Knights of Columbus.    

During his life, Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading and in later years, cooking and experimenting with new and different recipes, along with enjoying the company of his three Labs, Eagle, Holly and Zoey. He is the former owner of Bjorklund & Reilly Insurance Agency Inc., Milton, which he purchased in 1985.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Thursday, August 29 at 10:30 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Mt. Wollaston Cemetery. 

For those who wish to do so, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to Beth Israel Deaconess – Milton Hospital Development Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Boston College High School.