Madeleine (nee Walter) Drake Reilly

| 09 Jul 2019 | 08:58

    Madeleine (nee Walter) Drake Reilly died at home on Wednesday, July 3, surrounded by her loving family. She was 92.
    Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she has resided in Mahopac, N.Y.; Upper Nyack, N.Y.; Newfoundland, Pa.; and most recently, Macungie, Pa. She worked in various positions in merchandising and auditing.
    Madeleine loved life. Her home was alive inside and out with glorious plants and flowers, with family photos everywhere — from ancestors to the newest great-grandchildren. Everything and everyone had a place — in a drawer, a closet, or in her heart. She was a lovely woman, courageous and pragmatic in the face of great challenges. She fiercely loved her family unconditionally and treasured her friendships.
    She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Drs. Suzanne (Drake) and Richard Tiedemann, Stephen and Ellen Drake, Kevin and Donna Drake, and Jacqueline Drake; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Louis Walter, as well as her late husbands, Carlton Drake and the Honorable John Reilly.
    A private funeral will be held for immediate family members. A memorial service will be announced.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name are most welcome to: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Everytown for Gun Safety, Planned Parenthood, or Greene-Dreher Alumni Scholarship Fund (P.O. Box 171, Newfoundland PA 18445).
    Arrangements are by Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home, Village of LaAnna, Cresco, Pennsylvania.