Audrey Eleanor Riley, 91, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
She was born March 21, 1921, in Providence, R.I., and she was the daughter of Ethel Lamphear Torrey and Maurice L. Torrey, and a proud descendant of the Cape Cod Indians.
Audrey graduated from The Comptometer School of Providence, April 3, 1941. She was employed by Brown and Sharpe Mfg. Co. in Providence during World War II, until March 26, 1945. Audrey was married 67 years to Benjamin J. Riley, and fulfilled her childhood dream to have a large, loving family.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ruth Gay Torrey of Sarasota, Fla.; sons, Dwight of New York, N.Y., James of Placida, Fla., and Benjamin of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; daughters, Sharon Kent of Placida, Stephanie York of Scarborough, Maine, Robin Riley of Sun City Center, Fla., and Patricia Riley of Sarasota; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Audrey was preceded in death by her namesake granddaughter, Krista Audrey York of Scarborough, and great-grandson, Lucas John Uhrin of Hilliard, Ohio.
Sincere Love and Gratitude from the family is expressed to the entire staff of Brookdale Sterling House Rotonda and Tidewell Hospice for their love and compassionate care.
Calling hours to express condolences to the family will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Audrey’s final resting place will be with her husband at the National Veterans Cemetery in Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in the name of Audrey E. Riley to: Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224. You may express condolences via www.lemonbayfh.com.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home.