Laureen M. Desharnais Reilly, of Quincy, was called home to the Lord Jesus Christ on March 13, surrounded by her four dear sons and devoted husband. She was 60.
Laureen was born in Boston on Dec. 26, 1959, and was a proud 1977 graduate of Hull High School where she was a member of the school choir and hockey and football cheerleading squads. She continued her education at Northeastern-Tufts Dental Program where she was class treasurer. She worked for various South Shore dental offices before joining the pain management team at Quincy Medical Center.
Laureen was a kind, caring, and fun-loving person who made the most of every moment. Her motto was: “Enjoy life, and keep it simple.”
An active parishioner of St. Anne’s Church of Wollaston, she taught CCD for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and traveling with her family. She loved to entertain with family and friends. Her greatest joy in life was supporting her sons and watching them pursue their dreams.
The daughter of the late Robert J. Desharnais and Nancy Downes Desharnais, Laureen is survived by her beloved husband, Steven P. Reilly; her sons, Steven P. Reilly Jr. and husband, Gregory L. Sabo, of San Francisco; Michael R. Reilly, of the QPD; Lucas J. Reilly and his fiancé, Kristen M. Fraser, of Weymouth; and Daniel F. Reilly, Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy of Quincy.
She is also survived by her siblings: Robert Desharnais and his late wife, Loretta, of Parma, Ohio; Richard Desharnais, of Randolph; Ronald Desharnais and his wife, Vickie, of Hooksett, N.H.; Anne Wright and her husband, Doug, of James Island, S.C.; Frances Desharnais and wife, Tara Hennessey, of Randolph; and Vincent Desharnais, of Quincy.
She was the sister-in-law of Robert and Eleanor Reilly, of Falmouth; David and Andrea Reilly, of Holbrook; Nanci Reilly and Bill Driscoll, of Quincy; and Diane Barriere, of Quincy. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Services from the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Friday prior to the funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy, at 10. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
The family would like to thank the Norwell VNA Hospice and the Beth Israel Breast Care Center for their outstanding care.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in Laureen’s memory to Road to Responsibly Inc., 1831 Ocean St., Marshfield, MA 02050, or Norwell VNA Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.
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