Michael O’Reilly – Cumberland

Michael O’Reilly – Cumberland

Michael O’Reilly, of Cumberland, died peacefully March 25 at Hope Hospice Providence R.I., surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Robert O’Reilly and the late Alice (Preston) O’Reilly of Providence and Cumberland. He is predeceased by his brother, Dennis (Sharon Paulin), his sister Kathleen Passarelli and nephew Joshua O’Reilly.

Mike worked in trucking administration for 25 years for Lily Transportation, Coles-Viking, Mr. Nick’s, and Old Dominion. In retirement, he was a Providence Journal carrier with a large route and often left inspiring notes for his customers. He also worked security for G4S Security.

Michael took special pride in the talents of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed painting landscapes of Cape Cod and his extended family have many of his paintings hanging in their homes. He spent many summers in Onset, Mass., on the beach with his wife and fishing with his sons. His gardens displayed his love of color and flowers.

Michael leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Paula (Landry) O’Reilly; sons Michael, (Heather), David, (partner Dawn), Jeffrey, (partner Billy), and daughter, Tracy (David Purvis). His beloved grandchildren Michael, Hannah, Nathaniel and Jacob. He also leaves a brother, John O’Reilly (Rita), of Coventry, a sister, Dorothea Maynard (Russell), of Swansea, Mass.

The funeral and burial were private.