John Reilly

Obituary of John Thomas Reilly

John Thomas “JT” Reilly passed away suddenly on April 17,2021. JT was born October 19, 1992 to Eileen (Lekow) and John Reilly. JT was a proud graduate of St. Anthony’s School, Don Bosco Prep and Siena College.

JT was currently attending Manhattanville College pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education while working in the family’s business with his dad. JT was also a former youth member of the Nanuet Ambulance Corps and the Nanuet Fire Department. JT was also a CYO Basketball Coach which inspired him to be a teacher.

JT is survived by his loving parents, along with his sisters, Katherine “Katie” and Meghan. He is fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends. His companion, Brody is also saddened by his loss. JT predeceased by his grandparents, Jack and Sally Reilly and John and Ellen Lekow.

JT was a devoted Jets and Yankees Fan. He always loved a good laugh and was the creator of giving everyone a good laugh with his sense of humor. JT had a heart of gold and was always willing to help. He had a loving smile that brought love to his family and friends.

The Reilly family will be receiving family and friends at their residence on Thursday April 22 and Friday April 23 from 4 to 8pm. Please bring a special written memory of JT that the Reilly Family can share later. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, April 24 at St. Aedan’s Church in Pearl River at 10am. Burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet.

In Spreading JT’s kindness and in his memory, please consider a donation to:

Colin Clive Living Trust

40 Morton Avenue

Massapequa, NY 11758

Colin is a former classmate of JT’s from Siena College. Colin who is an only child suffering with a brain tumor and is grieving the recent loss of both his parents.

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.