1923 – 2016

AUBURN — Rose S. Riley, 92, a resident of Auburn and formerly of Livermore Falls, passed away Wednesday morning, March 30, at Hospice House of Androscoggin.

She was born July 24, 1923, in East Douglas, Mass., the daughter of Sophie Signet. She was a 1941 graduate of East Douglas High School. On June 20, 1941, she married William H. Riley in Livermore Falls.

During World War II, she worked for Bath Iron Works, and was affectionately known as “Rosie the Riveter.” Rose worked for Norwalk Shoe Co. and later was the vice president of Livermore Falls Trust, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Hamblin and her husband, Steve, of Wilton; her daughter-in-law, Michelle Riley; her four grandchildren, Bryn Doiron and her husband, Michael, Kate Carignan and her husband, Chris, Shawn Riley and his wife, Tina, and Kirk Riley and his wife, Debbie; nine great-grandchildren, Rylee Doiron, Isaac Doiron, Eryn Doiron, Patrick Carignan, Jack Carignan, Shane Riley and Bryan Riley, Finn Riley and Collin Riley; sisters, Alma Pineau of Kennebunk, and Arlene Corriveau and her husband, George, of Barre, Mass.; brothers, Harry Smith and his wife, Francine, of Whitinsville, Mass., John Smith and his wife, Lynn, of Voluntown, Conn., and Charles Smith and his wife, Phyllis, of South Grafton, Mass.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Riley Sr.; her son, William Riley, Jr.; her sister; Shirley Flint; and her brothers, Walter and Wilfred Smith.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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