MERRIMACK, NH - Stephen M. O'Reilly, 48, of Merrimack, N.H., passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
He was born on November 1969, in Methuen, Mass., to Millie (Gillogly) Raby of Maryland and the late William D. O'Reilly. He was raised in Windham, N.H., was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, and attended the University of New Hampshire. He worked in the computer and software industry, in addition to considerable time working with developmentally and physically challenged adults.
In his youth he excelled in a variety of sports, and especially loved baseball, which he played through his high school years at Pinkerton. He was also a member of the track and field team.
In his adult years he enjoyed playing organized hockey, softball, and baseball, in addition to developing a love of golf, which he never missed an opportunity to play with close friends.
Most of all, Steve cherished time with his family, especially around the holidays. He was devoted to and enjoyed the companionship of his many dogs.
Steve will be greatly missed by his mother Millie, his son Billy O'Reilly and Billy's mother Nita Boucher; his two sisters, Beth O'Reilly and Cathy Thornton, and her husband Mike; and two step-sons Alec and Clay; his brother Chris O'Reilly and Shannon Malloy; his Uncle John O'Reilly and Aunt Glenna of Gilford, Connecticut; and cousins Michael, Patrick, Helena, Sean, Erin, and Emily, and their families; and lifelong and devoted friends Chris McGadden, Bill Manthorne, Joe Cipollo, and George Klesaris, and many others too numerous to mention. He was also predeceased by his loving step-father William G. Raby and grandmother Helen O'Reilly.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Steve's honor may be made be made to:
The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110, or The Hope for Recovery, New Hampshire, 293 Wilson St., Manchester NH 03103
A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 8, 2018, at Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on March 9, 2018, at Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH.
Published on March 6, 2018