July 19, 1930 ~ May 20, 2020
Resided in: North Haven, CT
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Nolan Reilly, daughter of the late George R. and Katherine Corbett Nolan passed away on May 20, 2020, just shy of her 90th birthday. She is predeceased by her husband Richard Reilly. Betty is survived by her three sons, Peter (Boston, MA), Michael (Harrisville, NH), and Jim (North Haven), and her daughter Sue Reddecliff (Virginia Beach, VA). She will also be missed by daughter-in-law Lucy Reilly, son-in-law John Reddecliff and future daughter-in-law Claudia Smith. Her grandsons Nolan Reilly (Harrisville, NH) and Jack Reddecliff (Ocean Springs, MS) will always have fond memories of “Yaya.” Brock and Lindsay Smith of Sand Springs, OK are considered honorary grandchildren. Her youngest brother George Nolan also survives her. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her many wonderful nieces and nephews. Her family will miss hearing her stories of sneaking into the Yale Bowl to play hide-and-seek and parking cars during the Yale vs. Harvard football games with her brothers and sisters. Betty had many interests. At the age of 78 years old, she found her passion for watercolor painting. Her paintings are treasured by her family.
Due to COVID-19, a private graveside service will be held for just the immediate family. Charitable donations can be made to The David House in Lebanon, New Hampshire or to the Lifebridge Community Services-Meals on Wheels of Greater New Haven.