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.

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  1. Thank you Aunt Betty and cousin for so many wonderful memories as a child at the family home. I was so happy to see her when I was back East a few years ago. She will always be in my heart as one of the strongest people. Love to all from Montana.
    Kate, Dj, Trevor, Reese Bulkley

  2. Thank you Aunt Betty for you caring and Kindness. I asked Christopher and Kevin what memories they had and they both said cookies and sweets Aunt Betty always had for them. They also remembering running around the yard and stream. I of course have many great memories with all the cousins. We will keep her good memories with us.
    Thank you,
    Nancy,Bruce,Christopher, and Kevin

  3. Rest In Peace Aunt Betty Thank you for all the love and kindness.

    Sending Love peace comfort and courage to you all

    Willie, Keith, Leah Alexandra and family

  4. Sincere condolences from the Haesche family. Our thoughts & prayers to all your family & all those whose lives Betty touched.
    May she rest in peace & may your memories of her brighten and shed joyful light through this difficult time.

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