David W. Reilly, 74, of Center Harbor, New Hampshire, formerly of Somerville, Massachusetts, passed peacefully after a long illness on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
He was the son of Joseph W. Reilly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lucy Mary (Greene) Reilly of Somerville, Massachusetts. David was a graduate of Somerville High School and Salem State University. He went on to pursue a successful career in public service; first for the City of Somerville, then for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
David served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Battleship Massachusetts and Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts. David’s father, Joseph had served on “Big Mamie” during World War II.
From a young age, David and his family vacationed in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. He developed a deep love for the area, eventually retiring in Center Harbor. David was involved in many organizations, contributing to the preservation of the natural beauty and historical aspects of the region.
A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, Massachusetts.
Contributions in David’s memory may be sent to The Center Harbor Heritage Fund, c/o The Town of Center Harbor, P.O. Box 140, 36 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH 03226; The Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604, Moultonborough, NH 03254 or USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, c/o Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721.
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