Loretta A. Reiley (Baltimore Sun / October 3, 2011)

Loretta A. Reiley, a homemaker and lifelong Baltimore resident, died Saturday of an infection at her Riverside Avenue home.

She was 100.

Loretta A. Myers was born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore and later on Byrd Street in South Baltimore. She attended city public schools.

Before her marriage in the late 1920s to Albert E. Reiley Sr., a city firefighter, she worked in an East Baltimore garment factory that made tuxedos.

Her husband died in 1953.

Mrs. Reiley was an active communicant of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, where she had been president of the Sodality and often helped with fundraising events.

An excellent cook, Mrs. Reiley enjoyed entertaining family and friends, and often donated homemade cakes to her church for sale.

She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and playing bingo. She liked to vacation in Ocean City, where she walked the boardwalk and shopped.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at her church, 1400 Riverside Ave.

Surviving are her son, Albert E. Reiley Jr. of South Baltimore; three grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. Another son, William A. Reiley, died in 2009.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com