Paul Reilly Sr.

Visitation at Reilly Bonner Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Reilly Bonner Funeral Home
801 D Street
Belmar, New Jersey, United States

Visitation at Holle Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, June 10, 2022
The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home
2122 Millburn Avenue
Maplewood, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange
217 Prospect St
South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

11:30 am
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Paul H. Reilly Sr.

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Paul Hugh Reilly, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born and raised in Newark, NJ where he then raised his family. He then moved to Middletown where he resided for the past 27 years. Paul was an alumnus of Seton Hall Prep and University of Miami, FL where he received a full track scholarship. Paul proudly served in the United States Army and continued his career as a schoolteacher for the Newark Board of Education. He then developed a passion for public service and served as Deputy Mayor of Newark from 1962-1970. Paul then worked as a business administrator for DYFS until his retirement. He was a loyal fan of his alma maters and enjoyed his season tickets to NY Giants Football, Miami Hurricane Football and Seton Hall Pirate Basketball. He thoroughly enjoyed being a member of The Knights of Columbus and Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh. Paul, a proud parishioner of Sacred Heart Vailsburg and The Church of Saint Catherine Laboure in Middletown, had an unshakeable faith and devotion to God.

Paul was the most loving father and grandfather (Pop) and maintained an amazing relationship with his children and grandchildren, never missing a game, meet, concert or event. He was a beautiful example of what a father and grandfather should be and will remain in their hearts and minds forever.

He is predeceased by his wife and one love, Mary Ann Griffith Reilly, and brother, Bernard John Reilly. Paul is survived by his children MaryBeth Tomaro, her husband Robert, Paul H. Reilly Jr., his wife Lisa, Christine Reilly, and his 3 grandchildren, Julia Moschetti, her husband Brian, Lindsay Tomaro and Donovan Reilly. He also leaves behind his many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, along with his vast network of friends and former colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Development Office at Seton Hall Prep (for their scholarship fund for underprivileged students) in memory of Paul H Reilly, Sr. Class of 1952 (120 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052) would be appreciated.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation held at Reilly Bonner Funeral Home (801D Street, Belmar, NJ) on Thursday, June 9th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Visitation will also be held at Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home (2122 Millburn Avenue Maplewood, NJ) on Friday, June 10th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ) on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 AM followed by an interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.

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