Obituary for Lillian Riley (Strohlein)
Lillian S. Riley, 84, of Wall Township, and previously of Colts Neck, passed away peacefully at home on May 15th, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Carl C. Riley. She is also survived by two sons, Carl J. Riley of Red Bank, Ken Riley (and daughter-in-law Beth) of Woolwich Township, and a son-in-law (Scott Trimboli of Colorado Springs, Colorado), seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a sister Carol Parkhurst of Mays Landing, and by numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Frank M. and Lillian Strohlein, her daughter Lil Trimboli, and her brother Frank K. Strohlein.
Lillian was born in Riverton, New Jersey in 1932 and graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1950. After working briefly she attended Immaculata College in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1956 with a
Bachelor’s degree in biology. She married her husband Carl in 1957, and commenced a 60-year journey as his wife, soulmate and the mother of their three children.
Lillian was a long-time active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colts Neck, where she was involved in various groups, including the Women’s Eucharistic (“WE”) group, and more recently St. Martha’s in Point Pleasant. She and Carl lived since 1998 in the Four Seasons community in Wall, and she was very active with the community newsletter (The Voice), the movie group, the book club, the bridge club, the bocce and bowling leagues, and in numerous other social and service activities within and outside of the community. She loved the outdoors, nature and hiking generally (including walks on the Spring Lake and Sea Girt boardwalks), and birds in particular. She and Carl traveled frequently throughout the world, and were avid kayakers and skiers as well. She also loved art, reading, cooking and spending time with her family and many friends, who will miss her dearly.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday May 19 from 4-8 pm at Orender Family Funeral Home, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 am on Saturday May 20 at St Martha’s Catholic Church, 3800 Herbertsville Rd., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Jersey Audubon Society, 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924( www.njaudubon.org) or the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, P.O. Box 832, Philadelphia , PA 19105 (www.etrf.org). To send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.