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Joan M. (Garland) Riley

December 23, 1931 ~ November 3, 2019 (age 87)

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Joan M. Riley (nee Garland), age 87, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of West Philadelphia, passed away on November 3, 2019.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Martin E. and Mary Rose (nee McAleer) Garland. 

Joan was a graduate of West Catholic High School.  She was employed for 10 years as a receptionist in a local Havertown dental office.

Joan was the beloved wife of Donald L. Riley; the loving mother of Donald Riley (Kim), Michael Riley (Connie), Joseph Riley (Noel Garingan), Marilou Donny (Frank) and Ginger Scrimshire (Donovan).  She was the cherished grandmother of Brendon, Lauren, Ryan, Kristy Rose, Megan, Matthew, Sean and Lily. 

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:15 to 10:20 AM at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073, followed by her Funeral Mass, 10:30 AM.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105, would be appreciated.

To send flowers to Joan's family, please visit our floral section.


November 11, 2019

9:15 AM to 10:20 AM
St. Anastasia Church
3301 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Funeral Mass
November 11, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Anastasia Church
3301 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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