John J RileyDecember 16, 2017
John J. Riley (Jack) of Bonita Springs, FL and summer resident of Cohasset, MA passed away on December 16, 2017 peacefully at age 83. Born in Boston he was a graduate of Milton High School, Boston College (class of 1956) and served several years in the Marine Corps. He leaves a brother, Dr. Robert Riley, of FL. Jack was the beloved husband of Virginia Good Riley for 58 years and a wonderful father to Christine and John Scanlon of Marshfield, John and Susan Riley of Winnetka, IL, and Paul and Marybeth Riley of Southborough. Adoring grandfather to Mike, Pete, Amy, Ben, Katherine, Tom, Jack and Caroline. Brother-in-law of Doris Good Marr, Marion and Peter McLaughlin, Beth Good Wadden, Rita Good, Bill and Betsy Good, Christine and John Whoriskey, and John and Meg Good. Along with a career at Hallmark Cards, Jack was involved in real estate investment and development of homes and office condos on the South Shore. Jack was a competitive golfer and enjoyed his membership at The Colony in FL and Cohasset Golf Club. He was a founder of Cohasset Youth Hockey and spent hours on the ice with the boys. He was always up for a game of tennis with friends. The introduction to sailing by close friends became a lifelong passion. He was on the Resolute whenever possible, cruising or just day sailing out of Cohasset Yacht Club. In the winter it was family time skiing in New England and several trips out west. He and Gin loved their long walks along the ocean. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 22, at 11 am at St. Anthony’s Church in Cohasset followed immediately by a reception at the Cohasset Lightkeeper’s Cottage. Private burial at Cohasset Central Cemetery. Donations can be made to Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Hospital Development Office, 800 Washington St., Box 231, Boston, MA 02111.