Bernard M O’Reilly passed away at home October 1, 2020 after a 3 ½ year battle with cancer. Bernie was born in Worcester, MA May 17, 1941 to Frank and Ruth O’Reilly.
Bernie was a Vietnam vet having served in the Army from 1963-1967. He went on to obtain a Masters in Sociology from University of Michigan. He retired in the early 2000’s. Bernie enjoyed senior softball, riding his motorcycle, collecting Asian antiques, watching sports especially his beloved New England teams; Patriots and Red Sox, as well as many college football teams. He also enjoyed listening to Jazz.
He hosted a local Jazz program in Worcester (WICN) and promoted Jazz musicians while living in MA.
He was owner of an Asian art and Antiques business for several years in Boston and then Worcester MA. He is survived by his wife of 40 years. He will be interred in a private service at the Home of Peace cemetery in Colma.
A celebration of life is planned for May 2021.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society.