In memory of
Agnes E. Reiley
Agnes E. Reiley, 80, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday morning at ManorCare, Pottsville. Born in Port Carbon, Sept. 27, 1936, she was a daughter of the late James J. and Ellen A. Toole McGowan. Agnes was a 1954 graduate of St. Stephen High School, Port Carbon, and Sacred Heart Hospital, School of Nursing, Class of 1957. She worked as a head nurse for the Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, and King's Daughters Visiting Nurse Society. She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Agnes was a member of the Pottsville Area School District Board for five full terms, the Pottsville Free Public Library Board, and the Pottsville Band Boosters. She was very instrumental in the Pottsville Winter Carnival for more than 50 years. Agnes was a great cook and enjoyed playing bridge with her card club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph, in 1964, and Terence P. "Terry," in 2000. Agnes is survived by her husband, John D.W. Reiley, to whom she was married for 54 years; a son, Hugh M. Reiley, Pottsville; granddaughters, Caitlin M. and Erin T. Reiley Goodman; a brother, Hugh McGowan, Port Carbon; nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with the Rev. Robert Reiley, MM, as the celebrant. A visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, and from 11 a.m. Monday until the procession will leave for church. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. The family requests contributions in Agnes' memory be sent to the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation, c/o Lasting Legacy, 216 S. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com . Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com
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