Douglas Arnold Riley Sr

May 13, 1961 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 60)


Douglas A. Riley Sr, 60, of Bethany passed away peacefully on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Montowese Health Center.  Doug was born May 13, 1961 in Waterbury CT, a son of Arnold and June (Geary) Riley of Bethany.

Doug owned and operated D&A Riley Excavation and Paving Inc. for thirty years.  He was very dedicated to the success of his company and the quality of his work.  Doug was very passionate about his hometown of Bethany and donated numerous hours of service for the betterment of his community. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, farming or relaxing with his buddies.  At one time Doug raced stock cars, his car was his favorite color of midnight blue.  His smile, laugh and love will be so missed by is family and friends. 

Besides his parents, Doug leaves to cherish his memory his sons Doug Jr (Maryssa) Riley of Naugatuck and Sean (Lauren) Riley of Waterbury, three grandchildren: Sean Jr., Raelynn, and Judith, his sister Sherry (Robert) Marek of Bethany, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Funeral services for Doug will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 10 am at Prospect Memorial / The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect. Burial to immediately follow in Carrington Cemetery, Rainbow Rd., Bethany.  Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 pm to 6 pm at the funeral home.  Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Doug’s family with arrangements.  Please visit for full obituary, directions or to leave words of comfort for his family.



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September 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Prospect (Prospect Memorial, Waterbury Rd)

Funeral Service
September 7, 2021

10:00 AM
Prospect (Prospect Memorial, Waterbury Rd)

Interment following funeral service
September 7, 2021

Carrington Cemetery
Rainbow Rd
Bethany, CT 06524

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