Vivian A. Riley, 91, of Chatham, NJ, passed away on March 30, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd. in Chatham on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10am. Interment is private. Friends are invited to visit at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Tuesday from 6 to 8p. To send a condolence, please visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
Born and raised in Millburn, NJ, the daughter of Alexander and Anna (McSwyny) Lyons, Vivian graduated from Millburn High School in 1945. She had also lived in New York City before moving to Chatham many years ago. Vivian attended business college for one year and the Dean Morgan School of Art for 4 years. She was the Director of Print Media for Levine, Huntley, Schmidt & Beaver in New York City until her retirement in 1992. A longtime active parishioner at Corpus Christi, Vivian enjoyed painting, photography, gardening and cooking.
Vivian was the beloved wife of the late Richard Riley. She was the cherished aunt of Matt Flood and his wife Sue Reilly, Kevin Flood and his wife Colleen, Christine Dill and her husband Michael and Robin Gilligan and her husband Billy. She is also survived by her great nieces and nephews, Brendan Flood, Katherine Flood, Andrew Dill, Daniel Dill, Patrick Dill, Sarah Dill, and Seton Dill. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vivian’s memory may be made to the Fisher House Foundation at www.fisherhouse.org.