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Donald J. Reilly

Donald J. Reilly of Kerhonkson, NY formerly of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was 68 years old. Mr. Reilly was born on May 18, 1941 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Patrick and Sarah (Hayes) Reilly.


On August 23, 1975 Donald had married Solveig Sunde at their home in Brooklyn.


Donald was a veteran of the United States Army having served his country during the Vietnam War. He had worked maintenance with Cushmen and Waitfield in Manhattan and had retired in 2003. Donald was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Kerhonkson and Chancellor of the Knights of Columbus 4517.


Mr. Reilly is survived by his wife Solveig, his children; Danny Kerr of Brooklyn, Donald Kerr of Bronx and Barbara Jean Kerr of Brooklyn, his brothers; Patrick Reilly and his wife Rose Anne of Staten Island, Jim Reilly and his wife Kitty of Kerhonkson, Peter Reilly of Ellenville, and Robert Reilly and his wife Patricia of New Jersey, his sister; Rosemary Sheppard and her husband Richard of Wawarsing, his grandchildren; Melissa, Kimberly, Kelsey, Amanda, Erik, Selene and Willie, his great granddaughter Peyton and many nieces and nephews and loving family.


A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 19th at 1pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Kerhonkson.

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Here I am again. I think im the only one that come in here. Its ok though because this is like our thing I guess you can say.

Its been 10years now and its still a hard pill to swallow, but i know that you are watching over each of ur grandchildren and now all 5 of ur great grandchildren.

You also got some new company this year. I know you and Joey will be watching and yelling at us for any silly stupid things we may do.

We love and miss more than i could ever say. Please show Joey the ropes.

Till I see you again u will love forever through each of us.

Melissa Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Reilly

Melissa Kerr Bryant Granddaughter May 9 2019 12:00 AM

Wow I can not believe that on mother's day 5/12/19 it will be 9 years that you are gone.
I miss you every single minute or every single day.

Also Happy Birthday in heaven to a wonderful man, wonderful grandfather and a wonderful father. We love and miss you. On May 18th we celebrate your life and May 12th we remember the way you touched our lives during all the wonderful years we got to spend together.

I love you more than words can ever express and I am so thankful I got to have you in my life and in our all our lives.

melissa bryant May 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Reilly

melissa Apr 20 2017 12:00 AM

Its been 7 years and still feels like yesterday.

So much has changed and so much is still the same. The pain of you not being here gets a little easier to deal with but never really goes away.
Grandma is doing good, All us kids are doing good. You are now the great grandfather of 5 beautiful smart amazing babies, funny thing is they all talk about you as though you are here, we try to keep your memory alive and tell them stories and show them the pictures and home made videos, although they are still so hard to watch but its so gret to hear your voice,
I wish there was away to bring you back, nut i know that I cant.
I am now married and so is Kim she is also graduating college.
Your anniversary is around the corner and alothough its a sad time we will celebrate your life. You are missed and loved deeply.
Until we meet again, I love you more then you know and I know that you are watching all of us. I hope to see you at the gates when my time comes, save me a place next to you, we have so much to talk about.

melissa bryant Apr 20 2017 12:00 AM

well Poppie its been 3 years now, i cant believe it everyday i miss you more and more. they tell me its gets better with time... i don't know about that, what i do know is i miss you i miss our time together and i miss your humor. i wish that you didn't have to go but i know that you had to it was your time and i guess i understand that, even though i didn't want it to happen. words could never express how happy i was to be able to be with you during your last days and day. you were brave as you always were you fought and brave fight.

i wish you were here but now your gone when times got tough it was hard to carry on i think of your jokes laughs and smiles and can remember when you and i used to drive for miles id think gosh riding with Poppie isn't this cool i always wanted you to drive a little more, you lit up my world and put a lot of love in my heart i still feel you and i aren't very far apart because i know that you are the angel that watches over me, after all there is no one else in the world i would rather it be, i still miss you and wish you were here i only have to think of you and shed a big tear. he had to take you home so you wouldn't suffer any more pain.i know deep inside that its better up there but we're not together and that makes it unfair. it seems like yesterday that we were together then i opened my eyes and realized gone means forever. family reunions will never be the same cause your not here with us, you chair at the table is empty and cold you need to come home. now that your gone i have no one to run to. Am i doing this right please send me a clue?? your officially gone but forever in my heart YOU AND ME POPPIE TOGETHER YET APART.i know you look down on me and still love me with all your heart a bond so strong it will never break apart.

                                               loving and missing you always melissa

melissa kerr grand daughter May 4 2013 12:00 AM