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Margaret M. (Gordon) Riley

November 16, 1943 - December 31, 2019

Service Date: January 11, 2020

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.


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Margaret M. Riley, 76, of Carbondale died Tuesday at Creekside Nursing Home., after a brief illness. She was the widow of Thomas Riley.

Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Van Nort Gordon. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. In her earlier years, Margaret was employed as a hairdresser. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of Creekside Nursing for their love and care, as well as the kind nurses of Sacred Heart Hospice.

She is survived by a brother, Thomas Gordon and wife Barbara, Carbondale, a sister in law, Marita Gordon, Jessup, a special nephew, friend and caregiver, Thomas Gordon, sixteen additional beloved nephews and nieces.

Margaret was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Van Nort and wife Marie, a brother  John Gordon, a sister, Elizabeth Konchar and husband Anthony and a niece and nephew. .

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday ( Jan11) at 11:00 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church St., Carbondale. Interment will be in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., Simpson

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