William E. Reilly, 89
Sept. 21, 1929 -- March 8, 2019

William E. Reilly, 89 William Eugene Reilly, age 89, passed away on March 8, 2019, in Cedarburg, Wis.

Bill was born in Chicago, Ill., to Thomas Eugene and Margaret Mary Reilly on Sept. 21, 1929. Bill proudly grew up in Saint Sabina Parish in Chicago. He graduated from St. Leoís High School and, after serving in the U.S. Army, graduated from Loyola University.

Bill was a successful insurance professional beginning with The Hartford Insurance Co. Although he moved often for his career, he always considered Milwaukee his home.

Bill was the consummate athlete, playing competitive basketball and golf throughout his life. As a sports fan, he enthusiastically followed the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Wisconsin Badgers, showing his support at many games. This included the Rose Bowl in 1999 and the Ice Bowl in 1967. He was a longtime member of the Milwaukee Athletic Club.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Connie of 41 years, his sister Sis Goss (James), brothers-in-law Martin Roache (Mary) and Ned Roache (Norma) and sister-in-law Maura Steed (Jerry). Also surviving Bill are his adult children Bill (Karen), Karen, Timothy (Claudia), Judith (Frank), John (Jo), Matthew (Angela) and Daniel (Sara) and stepchildren Phillip (Eileen), Scott (Tracy), Geoffrey (Kathy), Jennifer and Douglas (Kelly). Loving father, attentive grandfather and proud great-grandfather, Bill is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,  nieces and nephews, who they fondly remember as PopPop and Nono Billy.

Bill was predeceased by his former wife Patricia, brothers Thomas and Joseph and stepson Bradley.

Bill was a devout Irish Catholic, proud of his heritage and an active church parishioner, spending time volunteering as a CCD teacher. Bill was also a grateful friend of Bill W.ís for 39 years.

A gathering is planned on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. with a memorial Mass immediately following at 11 a.m. at Old St. Maryís Catholic Church, 844 N. Broadway in Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, a tree will be planted at the New Day Club. Donations may be made in Billís honor to New Day Club, 11936 N. Port Washington Road., Mequon, WI 53092.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at the Harrison House in Cedarburg and the Lawlis Hospice Center at St. Maryís Hospital in Ozaukee County.

Arrangements are being handled by Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences can be left at www.muellerfuneralhome.com.