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Marie R. (Fiore) Riley.

WORCESTER Marie R. (Fiore) Riley, 81, formerly of 67 Paine St, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, in Notre Dame Long Term Care Center. Her husband of more than 50 years, Richard F. Riley, Sr., died February 2, 2001. She leaves 16 children, Richard F. Riley, Jr. of West Boylston, Kathleen A. Cavan and her husband Tim of West Boylston, Paul J. Riley and his wife Julie of West Boylston, Thomas D. Riley and his companion Bozenna Boudrot of Worcester, John W. Riley of Harwichport, James P. Riley and his wife Pam of Auburn, William E. Riley and his companion Pam Potenti of Worcester, Margaret E. "Peg" Holloway and her husband Paul of Worcester, Rev. Walter J. Riley, associate pastor of Christ the King Church in Worcester, David F. Riley and his wife Patty of Ludlow, Mary A. Dowd and her husband John of Auburn, Christine A. Consolmagno and her husband Alan of Worcester, Elizabeth A. Riley of Auburn, Bernard J. Riley of Worcester, Joseph F. Riley of Worcester, Edward A. Riley and his wife Trisha of West Boylston; Joel Massa and Theresa Begley of Worcester whom Marie welcomed into her home; 2 brothers, Vito Filipkowski, Jr. of Dennis, Stanley Filipkowski of Worcester; 2 sisters, Rosette Viteritti of East Northport, NY, Maria Viteritti of Rome Italy; 34 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in Worcester, graduated from Commerce High School in 1945 and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a daughter of the late Louis T. and Annastasia (Grabowski) Fiore, and her step-father Vito Filipkowski. A brother, Donald Fiore, and 2 sisters, Estelle Fiore and Shirley Karol, all predeceased her.

Marie was a registered nurse at Assumption College where she worked from 1970 until retiring in 1987. She previously worked at Assumption Prep. School and at St. Vincent Hospital. She was a long time member of St. Bernard's Church where she served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, a Bingo volunteer and member of the church choir. She was an active member of St. Bernard's Prayer Group, the Pro-Life Movement, and worked as an organizer of St. Bernard's Pro-Life Day Life-Chain.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center for their extreme kindness, compassion and care.

CALLING HOURS are 3 to 8 P.M. on SUNDAY, Sept. 7, in KELLY FUNERAL HOME, 154 Lincoln St. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at 11 A.M. on MONDAY, Sept. 8, in ST. BERNARD'S CHURCH, 228 Lincoln St. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.

The family suggests donations in memory of Marie be made to Problem Pregnancy, 493 Pleasant St., P.O. Box 7422, Worcester, MA 01605 or St. Bernard's Church, 236 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605. Directions and condolence book available on-line at

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Date:Sep 6, 2008
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