Joseph P. Riley


Joseph P. Riley, 88, of West Shore Road, passed away January 16, 2013 at home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy H. (VanKirk) Riley for 30 years.

Born in Binghamton, New York, January 30, 1924, he was the son of the late John and Katherine (Donovan) Riley. Mr. Riley was a graduate of the University of Syracuse, a World War II Navy veteran, where he served as a Radioman 1st Class and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was formerly employed for General Electric, Grinnell Fire Protection Systems and Brown &Sharpe Mfg. Co. in communications and public relations.

Besides his wife; he is survived by one daughter, Margaret Riley of Rhode Island, one son, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. of NY; four grandchildren, Connor, Justin, Shanon and Megan.

Funeral arrangements are private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, RI Chapter, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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