I am sorry to tell you that, last night, surrounded by his loving wife and family, Joe Reilly was called home to his father. Joe was a pro-life warrior even before Roe v Wade when, as Executive Director of the Mass. Catholic Conference, he helped to defeat pro-abortion legislation. Joe served Mass. Citizens for Life as President, Executive Director, and long-time Board member. The story of Joe besting Senator Edward Kennedy at a large meeting at the latter's office is a classic still shared among right-to-lifers.
The Board of Directors and the Staff join me in extending our deepest sympathy to Joe's valiant wife and our dear friend, Evelyn, and to his wonderful children and grandchildren. "Well done, good and faithful servant... enter thou into the joy of thy lord."