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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 233, page(s) 917


The Honorable Robert E. Reilly died on November 11, 1994. He was fifty-five years old. Judge Reilly was remembered both by his colleagues on the bench and by attorneys who appeared in his courtroom as firm, yet compassionate. Appointed to the Superior Court in 1983 by Governor William A. O'Neill, Judge Reilly was primarily responsible for misdemeanors in the geographical area courts.

After graduating from West Haven High School in 1958, where he was an accomplished lineman on the football team, Judge Reilly graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1962, and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1965. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1966. Judge Reilly was an attorney in private practice in the New Haven area. from 1967 until 1983, the year he was appointed to the bench.

A West Haven resident, Judge Reilly was married to Rosemary C. Reilly and was the father of three sons.