Patricia Howard Riley

Patricia Howard Riley passed away in Florida on April 5, 2015 at the age of 79. She was a resident of Silver Springs, Florida for the past several years.

Pat was the daughter of Frederick “Buff” Howard Sr. and Elinor Erskine Howard. She was born and brought up in Amherst, NH. She graduated from Milford High School in 1954.

For 32 years, she was an Office Manager at Riley Brother’s Lumber Co. She also spent summers and winters caring for and selling Christmas trees at Riley’s Christmas Tree Farm with her husband Pete.

She loved Christmas and the Boston Red Sox. Pat had a filled adventurous life traveling with her husband.

Pat and Pete were married in a hot air balloon in a field in Mont Vernon piloted by her brother-in-law, Dale Riley.

Pat is survived by her husband and best friend, Peter Riley of Mexico, Maine and Florida; her children, Christopher of Milford, New Hampshire and Laurie of Oklawaha, Florida, Jeff Riley of Milford, NH, Shannon and her husband Todd Silvia of Raymond, Maine; and her grandchildren, Riley and Elise Claire.

She is also survived by her sisters, Barbara, Janet, and Jinx, all living near her in Florida; her brother-in-law, Dale Riley and his wife Carole Maher Riley of Milford, New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her two brothers, Frederick “Buddy” Howard Jr. and George “Stanley” Howard.

Pat had a great sense of humor. She loved all her family and friends, and she also loved all her cats and dogs. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed her life and was always the first one to smile. Pat’s wish was to have ashes scattered at the ocean in Florida as well as a special lake in Maine.