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Thomas Leo Reilly, Sr.

January 30, 1940 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Thomas Reilly, Sr. Obituary


Thomas Leo Reilly, Sr.

Beloved Father, Brother and Grandfather, 84


Mr. Thomas Leo Reilly, Sr., 84, of Clifton, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  There will be a memorial visitation at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Monday, March 25 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. The inurnment will be at Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ with Naval Military Honors.


Thomas was born in Jersey City, NJ.  He lived and raised his family in Nutley, NJ for over 50 years.  Thomas proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  He was employed as a Senior Project Manager for Hughes Environmental Engineering in Mahwah for 47 years before retiring.  He loved his career at Hughes, taking pride in his work, and sharing his day with colleagues and business owners alike. Thomas loved his early morning tee-offs at Hendricks Field with the boys.


In retirement, Katharine and Thomas enjoyed their global travels, particularly golfing in Ireland. They loved going to Long Beach Island, NJ with their family. 


Thomas adored his family and was very proud of his grandchildren. A highlight in his day was talking to his grandchildren and hearing about their adventures. He always supported his family in their sporting and academic pursuits.


Thomas and Katharine were longtime members of the Nutley Elks Lodge #1290, sharing great memories with friends.


He is survived by his devoted children Bethann Davis and her husband Peter, and Thomas L. Reilly Jr. and his wife Cindy; his brother James Reilly; and his beautiful grandchildren Jack, Kate, Avah and Noah.


Thomas is predeceased by his wife Katharine C. Reilly (2019).


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959,



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March 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

March 26, 2024

11:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
28 Hoover Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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