Richard Francis Rielly, 79, passed away on June 8th at Warren Skilled Nursing Center. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James “Jim” Doran Rielly and Adeleen (D’Amore) Rielly.
Mr. Rielly retired after 22 years of service in the Air Force and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He then was employed by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as an accounting payroll manager for over 20 years before retiring. He spent most of his life travelling the world, loved fishing and spending time on Prudence Island. He always lit up a room with his smile and never knew a stranger.
He is survived by his children Christina Beall and her husband Christopher of Austin Texas, Nicole Rielly of Los Angeles California, Danielle Gibson and her husband Brian of Houston Texas and grandchildren Landen Beall, Chloe Bales, Audrey Butler, Jacob Rielly, Vaughn Gibson and Beau Gibson. He was the brother of Lee Ann Sylvia of Bristol, Jane Sperling of Warren, James V. Rielly of Warren and Patricia Smoot of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his brother Ronald P. Rielly of Bristol.
A private graveside service will be held on Friday, August 3rd at 11 AM in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Arrangements are by the George C. Lima Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Rick’s favorite charity: The Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka Kansas 66675-8517