Elizabeth J. Ermish Riley, 82, of New Bern, died peacefully at her home on April 17, 2014, after a lifetime battle with Scleroderma.
Betty was born in Queens, New York the daughter of Elizabeth and Gustave Ermish. She was a resident of Fairfield Harbour for 26 years and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.She was one of the founders of the Fairfield Harbour Hospital Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Marden Riley, a son, Owen Andrew Riley, sister, Gae Wood, brothers, Everett, Richard and Warren.
Betty is survived by her son Christopher Riley (Carmen), grandchildren, Christopher Robert and Jacqueline, all of Colorado Springs, CO; her sister, Joan Ermish of Southbury, CT; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.