Nora Riley
Friday
21
May

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday, May 21, 2021
Koschek And Porter Funeral Directors
1115 Hornberger Avenue
Roebling, New Jersey, United States
Friday
21
May

Mass

11:00 am
Friday, May 21, 2021
Holy Assumption Church
1290 Hornberger Avenue
Roebling, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Nora J. Riley

Roebling: Nora Jane Kovac Riley, age 80 of Roebling, New Jersey passed away quietly on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Cooper University Hospital Medical Center. Born to the late Stephen Kovac Sr. and Mary Lockett Kovac, she was a lifelong resident of Roebling. Nora was a retired unit manager for the IRS Service Center in Philadelphia and also worked in the deli department of the Bordentown Acme for several years. Mrs. Riley loved the Village of Roebling and all of the history associated with the community. She was an ardent student of history and art. She loved music, drawing and painting throughout her life. Some of her most pleasurable times were spent walking at the river promenade in Roebling, attending exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and attending ballet and theatre performances. Dining out with friends at Piccolissimo's Italian Grille was almost always part of her excursions. She contributed her time and talents to many organizations: the Roebling Museum where she was a volunteer supporting the museum's fundraising endeavors, the Armed Forces Heritage Museum where she served as a membership chairperson, the Mansfield-Springfield Seniors group where she participated in many functions, and the Burlington Arts Guild Society. She was also a member of the Burlington County Historians Roundtable group, which included some 40 historical societies and organizations in Burlington County. Nora will be affectionately remembered for her kindness and generosity to her community and was a wonderful, loyal and treasured friend. In addition to her parents, Nora was predeceased by her grandson, Benjamin K. Zerrouki; her sisters-in-law, Janet and Setsuko; aunt, Ann Subers; uncles, John and Thomas Lockett, George Locket, and Joseph Talpos; niece, Denise Kovac and nephew, John Kovac. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Riley; brothers, Stephen Kovac Jr. and Earl Kovac; aunts and their spouses, Julia Talpos, Evelyn and William Whelan, Margaret and Donald Jaynes, and Judith Locket; cousins and their spouses, Linda, Lora and Ron, William, Karen and Anil, Michael and Erin, Jacqueline, and David and Sally. Also important to her were her former husband and his wife, John Riley and Audrey Ferris-Riley, and dear friends, Christine Yankoski and Charlie Drangula, and Janice and Robert Fisher, their daughter, Jennifer, and Alex, their grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Holy Assumption Church, 1290 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Inurnment will be private in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. Friends may call on Friday from 9:00 AM until church departure at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Facial coverings are required. Social distancing will be in effect. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Roebling Museum, PO Box 9, Roebling, NJ 08554 https://www.roeblingmuseum.org/donate. Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com

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