Obituary: Timothy Elden Riley –

Timothy Elden Riley

SKOWHEGAN – Timothy Elden Riley, 41, died unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2022. Tim was born Nov. 14, 1981, in Skowhegan, a son of Jennie Hart and Robert Riley.

He graduated from Maine Central Institute in 2000. While in high school he was employed at Corner Citgo, then worked for NES/NIS/NSS for over 18 years. It was a job that he really enjoyed.

Tim was smart and when he put his mind to it, he could build anything. He built a shed and had renovated a 1930s house, creating a home for his then-wife Ashley and their family. He had many hobbies and interests including sailing, swimming, bowling, travelling, golfing, playing sports and debating issues. He was a former volunteer firefighter for the city of Pittsfield. He was loved by all and will be missed by all.

He is survived by many heartbroken people: his children, Makenna and Austin and their mother, Ashley Riley; his mother Jennie Hart, his father Robert Riley and Pam Battista, stepfathers, Ashley Hart and Mary Jane; brothers Matthew Riley and Harley Noble and Cody Hart and Megan, sisters Bobbi-Jo Riley, Michelle Breen, Joann Merrill, Crystal Anderson and Darcy Anderson; special niece Alexis. special nephew Ethan; special cousin Brittany Noble; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws and many friends; and his dog, Harley. along with his cats, Gizmo and Garfield.

He was predeceased by his grandparents. Clement and Florence Riley and Dexter and Emily Noble; and cousins. Kelly, Todd, Shawn and Brandon.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A celebration of his life will follow at the Detroit Fire Station, 8 Troy, Road, Detroit, Maine, and all are welcome to share some food and stories about Tim. A graveside service will be announced in the spring of 2023.

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Care is provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Matt Riley

158 Raymond St.

Pittsfield, ME 04967

to help with the lifting

of his children

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