WILTON, Conn. - Dinah (Lavina) Liddell Reilly of Wilton, and Van Buren Bay, N.Y., died at home on Tuesday, Aug. 26. She was 71.
She was the third of four children born on April 17, 1943, in Pittsburgh to Albert G. Liddell Jr. and Lavinia H. Liddell. She was graduated from Avalon High School in 1961 and from Rosemont College in 1965.
While living in New York City, friends introduced her to Martin W. Reilly, whom she married on May 24, 1969. They lived in Northern Virginia until moving to Wilton in 1983. She had many jobs over the years but enjoyed none so much as working in college admissions at Pace University and being a mom.
She is survived by her two children, Colin L. Reilly (Paige Kellogg, Reid and Abby) of Wilton, and Maura K. Reilly (Marc Rossi) of Newtown; brother, Dr. Albert G. Liddell (Mary Frances); a sister Patricia L. Greenhalgh (Peter); sisters-in-law Joan N. Liddell and Mary T. Reilly; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton. Visitation will be held in the church from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place afterward in Hillside Cemetery, Wilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made out to the "PEO Program for Continuing Education" and sent to: Dinah Reilly Memorial, c/o Anne Pollack, 26 Powder Horn Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Collins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
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