Dorothy Josephine Riley

Sep 9 1933
Sep 27 2021
88 Years
West Chester

Dorothy Josephine Babel Riley, 88, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021, in West Chester. She was the wife of Robert A. Riley of Parkesburg. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Helen M. Taratylo Babel.

Dorothy was an amazing mother, grandmother, and mentor. She was a homemaker and worked for a short time at Pepperidge Farm as a baker and also as a home decorator. She enjoyed painting, fishing, and especially her family. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, W. Patrick Riley of Sunbury, PA, Erin Riley-Hubbert, and her husband, Kyle, of Quarryville, and Michael T. Riley of Parkesburg, grandchildren, Keri Bortz, and her husband, Brian, of Herndon, VA, and Jeff Milliron of Quarryville, and three great-grandchildren, Audrey, Corinne, and Evelyn. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Harry, Mary, Frances, Caroline, John, and George Jr, and her grandson, Kenny. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Hopewell Cemetery, 825 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Oct 4 2021 - 2:00pm
Service Location: 
Hopewell Cemetery, 825 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.


Dear Pat. Erin & families - A mother and grandmother is so very precious. May wonderful memories be with you in the days ahead. God is our refuge & strength!



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Mickey, and family I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I just wanted to send you my condolences. May God be with you & your family during this sorrowful time.

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