Nellie Riley

Nellie N. Riley (Sposato)

Sunday, March 7th, 2021
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Nellie N. Riley, 90, of Pawcatuck, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at The Westerly Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Cornelius A. Riley, Jr. in 2008. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Debra (Holt) Riley of Stonington.

Nellie was born in Westerly, the daughter of the late Antonio and Bomina Sposato. In addition to her husband, Nellie was also predeceased by her four brothers and four sisters.

Nellie enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for the holidays. She loved to entertain and play corn hole and bocce games at her summer picnics. She enjoyed her time spent at the Westerly Senior Center playing shuffle board and at TOPS.

Her family would like to thank her caregiver Michele Moore and the nurses at The Westerly Hospital for their great care.

All services are private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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Kathy Jeselnick

Posted at 04:48pm
Dean and Debbie,
I’m so very sorry to hear about your mom, and my wonderful Aunt Nellie. Over the years I always enjoyed her independent spirit and her exciting joy and spark for life. I will miss her as I am certain you will too.

Love to you both.

Cousin Kathy (Brown) Jeselnick

Priscilla Gager

Posted at 09:38am
Dear Dean and Debbie, our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom, May the good memories bring you some comfort. fondly the Gagers.

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