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Mildred Marie (Peklo) Riley

September 28, 1920 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 100)



Mildred M. Riley

Born September 28, 1920

Died November 15, 2020



Mildred Marie Riley Age 100, of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home.   Mildred was born in New York City, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Peklo.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Frank Riley, her mother and father, her daughter Darlene Wood, son Joseph Riley, grandson Patrick Riley, twin great-grandchildren Holly Ann & James Joseph Wood, and brothers Joseph and Charles Peklo.

She is survived by her children Frank (Kathy) Riley, Carol (Charlie) Durbin, Tim (Josey) Riley; son-in-law Donald Wood and daughter-in-law Joanne Riley.   She leaves behind in her legacy 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Paulites.  Mildred was a devout Catholic.  She will be sadly missed by all her family members, but we take comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her loved ones who preceded her.

A very special thanks to the staff of Our Lady of Angels and Joliet Community Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Private visitation will be held, Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 3-7 p.m.   Private graveside services will take place at Elmhurst Cemetery on Thursday.   Due to Covid-19 masks are required.   In lieu of flowers memorials to Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home or Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated.

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Graveside Service
November 19, 2020

10:30 AM
Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington St
Joliet, IL 60433

Private Service

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
1500 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435


Joliet Area Community Hospice
250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet IL 60431
Tel: 1-815-740-4104

Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home
1201 Wyoming Ave, Joliet IL 60435

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