Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Thursday 28th April 2022

Service Details:
Doreen's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The funeral service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. To login please visit and enter the following login details. Username: made1676 Password: 642199

Doreen Riley

Peacefully on 15th April, 2022 at home, Doreen passed away aged 83 years of Great Harwood.

Beloved wife of Walter, mother of Gary and grandmother of Andrew & Oliver. Doreen also leaves behind stepdaughters Mandy & Angel  and her step-granddaughters Lauren, Kirsten & Jade.

Doreen, the second daughter of Mary & Gerard, had a natural flair for art and needlework and soon became a tailoress of the highest calibre. Her career spanned sewing fine garments, shoes and bespoke upholstery.

Her main love was her family and her home. Doreen’s hobbies included pottery, painting and even completing a diploma in art & fashion in her spare time.

Doreen loved to dance, regularly dancing to near exhaustion and just for the love of it. In her later years she was also known for performing as her favourite singer, Dame Shirley Bassey.

Doreen was a social butterfly and leaves behind many friends. She will be sadly missed.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Doreen are being gratefully received on behalf of Cancer Research UK via the blue donate button below


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Messages for the family of Doreen Riley


Diane, Keith and Marion

Dear Uncle Walter, we send you our deepest condolences. Always remember your happy times, Doreen will always be in your heart xx


Liz Swan

Dearest Walter, I feel honoured to have known Doreen and spent time with you both. I so enjoyed my visits to your home, talking about our common passion of art. Doreen was an amazing woman who inspired me to try new things no matter what age. She will be sorely missed. Keeping you in my thoughts. Lots of love, Liz x