Dorothy I. Riley, 89, passed away, peacefully on December 23, 2018. She was the wife of William D. Riley to whom she was married for 66 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Earl J. and Mary Ellen ( McNamee ) Higham, Sr.
Beside her husband she is survived by her children, William P. Riley of Cranston, Kenneth M. Riley of Johnston, James D. Riley of Cranston, Timothy K. Riley of Cranston, Dorothy A. Casey of Woodstock, CT and Patricia A. Riley-Costello of West Barrington. 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, her siblings, Evelyn DeBenedetto of Providence, Edward J. Higham of Cranston, John F. Higham of Cranston, and Mary E. Parkhouse of Warwick. She is predeceased by her daughter Mary M. Riley, brother Earl J. Higham Jr and her sisters Helen Houle, Marie O' Neill, Esther Wood.
Her Funeral Service will be held Friday December 28, 2018 at 9:45 from the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Saint Mary Church, 1525 Cranston Street. Burial will follow in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours will be held Thursday December 27, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 in her memory would be appreciated.
Donations may be made to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105