Frances Reilly was born on October 20, 1938, in Kankakee, IL. In 1972 she moved with her husband and children to Bradley, IL and in 1982 to the St. Petersburg, FL area. She was a woman of deep faith and attended daily Mass; she loved the Catholic Church and was faithful to her beliefs.
Frances worked hard and was self-employed for twenty years. She loved quilting and sewing, and put her skills to great use by making rosaries for different church groups and mission parishes. In addition, she was skilled with sewing, quilting, needle work and baking. She enjoyed games such as bingo and dominoes and playing golf with her husband Gerald when her health was better. She always had a smile on her face which reflected her deep love for her family and the Lord.
Frances is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Gerald E Reilly, and her four children, Fr Steven Reilly LC, Kathleen Horvath (Kris Horvath), Jennifer Enriquez (Enrial Enriquez), and Fr Scott Reilly LC; her grandchildren Jacob Horvath (Ashley), Grace Vaidya (Shlok), David Horvath (Allison) and Hope Horvath and her five great-grandchildren and her sister, Evelyn Provost. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Violet Monik, and her brother, Joseph Monik. Frances graduated from Kankakee High School in 1956.
Services will be on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 11565 66th Ave N, Seminole, FL 33772. Visitation will take place starting at 9:30 AM with Rosary at 10:30 AM. The funeral mass will be at 11:00 AM, also at Blessed Sacrament, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Donations can be made in memory of Frances at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
The funeral mass will be live streamed through Facebook and YouTube, at the links below. The live streams will be accessible 10-15 minutes before the service starts at 11:00am.