John Joseph Riley, 66, of Rockford, IL formerly of Taylorville, died at 9:03 pm Monday, March 23, 2013 at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

He was born August 16, 1946 in Assumption, IL the son of Thomas R. and Josephine Loreth Riley.

John moved into Milestone Care in December of 1991.  He lived at Elmwood Heights from 1991-1998, at Riverside Group Home from 1998 until 2005 and at Shattuck Group home from 2005 – 2013.  He attended the Milestone Training Center from 1991 – 2013 and was in the retirement group.  John liked watching TV in the back room of his home, going out to eat, playing ball/catch, thumbing through magazines and going for walks.  A smile from John just made you smile.

Surviving are his Brothers: Gerald Riley of DeKalb, IL, Patrick O. Riley and wife Nancy of Charlottesville, VA, and Dr. James E. Riley and wife Mary Jo of Decatur.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother Thomas Riley.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at McClure Funeral Home with Fr. Maridas officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption, IL. There will be a memorial service held later at Milestone Living Center in Rockford, IL.

Memorials may be made to: Milestone, 3615 Shattuck Lane, Rockford, IL  61114

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