July 07, 2022 - September 21, 2009
Margaret (Peg) Durkin Reilly, 100, former resident of Perrysville, PA, Cleveland, OH, and Warren, PA died Monday, Sept 21, 2009, at the Rouse Estate, Youngsville, PA.
She was born in Kelloe, County Durham, England on January 15, 1909 to the late Anthony and Brigid Maloney Durkin. She emigrated with her family in 1921, and she was a graduate of Mount Mercy Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, and attended Mount Mercy College. She was extremely dedicated to her church and her family, volunteering first at St. Teresa of Avila Church and school in Perrysville and later as librarian at Gesu School, University Heights, Ohio for 20 years, and managing the audio-visual department of Notre Dame High School in South Euclid for 10 years. She was a founder of the Cleveland Maryknoll Guild in support of the Catholic Missions. She was Republican judge of elections in South Euclid for 30 years, a volunteer position. Mrs. Reilly and her husband, John, established a scholarship at John Carroll University in memory of their son Bartly and continued their interest in Irish-American activities as founding members of the East Side Irish American Club.
She was a former member of St. Teresa of Avila parish in Perrysville, the Perry Highlands Woman’s Club and numerous Irish organizations.
Widow of John Joseph Reilly whom she married in Sewickley, PA in 1935, mother of Bartly Anthony Reilly (deceased), John Terence Reilly (deceased) and his wife Ellen Foley Reilly of Northbrook, IL, Margaret Reilly Morgan and her husband, The Hon. William F. Morgan, of Warren, PA, she had 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, 5 Durkin cousins, sister-in-law Ann Reilly and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her one sister, Honor Durkin Anthony.
Friends may call at the Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229 on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, 6-8PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Perrysville, PA on Saturday, Sept 26, 2009 at 10:00AM. Interment will be at North Side Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so at Church of the Gesu School, University Heights, Ohio, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll, NY or St. Joseph’s School, Warren, PA.