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RILEY, Marie F. (Gorham), of Rockland, formerly of Braintree, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 93. Born in Boston, Marie grew up in Braintree and graduated from Braintree High School, Class of 1942. She worked as a waitress at the 99 Restaurant in Rockland for over 20 years. Family was everything to her and she was considered the “Matriarch” of the Riley family. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Marie will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Marie was the wife of the late Joseph Riley. Loving mother of Charlene Diauto and her husband John of Sagamore Beach, Paul Riley and his wife Nancy of Whitman, Stephen Riley and his wife Paulie of Squantum, Michael Riley and his loving companion Jane of Easton, Pamela Garcia and her husband Charlie of Hanson, Mark Riley and his wife Michelle of Holbrook and the late Joseph Riley. Mother-in-law of Nancy Wildman of Sagamore Beach. Dear friend and loving companion of David Cicerone of Rockland. Devoted sister of Elmer “Al” Gorham of Marshfield, Jack and Barbara Gorham of Weymouth, Claire and Billy Cleggett of Braintree and the late Dick Gorham, Jimmy Gorham, Bobby Gorham, Ann Dupere, Patricia James and Grace Gorham. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, until 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 24th, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday, May 23rd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Should friend’s desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.

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