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Delia Y.  (Raymond) Riley
  • In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Delia's memory to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3100, Woburn, MA 01801.

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“My friendship with Delia was always a fun and interesting time. Like when I would take Delia and Jackie Silva to Maine to shop at the outlets and go...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Quinn LeBrun - Salem, MA

“I will miss you Golden Girl ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Joyce Mears - B every, MA

“To my dear Aunt Dee,I am so saddened by your leaving us, but I know that you are in a better place with Joe, and your family. I always remember the...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Russell Gamache - Henderson, NV

“My sympathies to Delia's family. She was a neighbor of mine and such a gracious lovely person. A lady in the truest sense of the word. She will...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Roney - Salem - Neighbor

“I just wanted to express my sympathy on the loss of Delia. She and Joe were friends of my parents, Arthur and Norma Adams. I remember they used to...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Adams - Chelmsford, MA

SALEM- Mrs. Delia Y. (Raymond) Riley 94, of Salem, beloved wife of the late Joseph James Riley, died Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2016 following a brief illness.

Born in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ludger and Alice (Lebel) Raymond. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 with her family and made the City of Salem her lifelong home. She attended the former St. Joseph's School in Salem. She was proud of her Canadian roots but Salem was her home.

Mrs. Riley began her professional career with G.T.E. Sylvania at it 's Loring Avenue plant in Salem, where she worked for 15 years as an assembler until focusing her time and love on her family and children. Later in life she resumed her career and worked for the Norelco Company as a production inspector for over 20 years until the time of her retirement.

A loving wife, mother and memere, Delia's focus was always on her family. She never missed an opportunity to baby sit her grandchildren or great grandchildren. She relished the time spent with the little ones and will be missed for her devotion to her family, her faith, Ste. Anne's Church in Salem and especially her ever present smile.

Delia is survived by her daughters, Janet R. Andrews and her husband Kenneth W. of Salem, and Linda Riley and her companion Frank Gardner of Methuen, her son, James M. Riley and his wife Delphine of Salem, her grandchildren, Brenda Haskell and her husband Jason of Peabody and Douglas Andrews and his wife Courtney of Danvers, her great grandchildren, Ashley, Bella and Aldyn and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 4 sisters and 4 brothers.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Wednesday, Dec. 28th at 9:15 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in Ste. Anne's Church, Jefferson Ave., Salem at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Tuesday, Dec. 27th from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Delia's memory to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3100, Woburn, MA 01801. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit