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June 3, 2014 Published in Obituaries, Other News

Mame Reiley Dies After Four-year Battle With Cancer

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Mame Reiley (courtesy photo)

Mame Reiley (courtesy photo)

Mary Anne “Mame” Reiley died yesterday after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 61.

"I loved Mame,” said Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D-8). “She was an indomitable force of personality and determination, always loyal, always committed to the principles of fairness and compassion. She's the one who convinced me to run for Congress in the first place. She was my Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff and most importantly, my friend. She always had my back and I'll miss her dearly."

Reiley was also critical to Mark Warner’s successful run for governor of Virginia in 2001. In 2002, Warner appointed her to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, where she served until 2012. She served as chair of the MWAA Board from 2005-2007.

Reiley was a member of the Alexandria Democratic Committee, VA 8th District Democratic Committee and Democratic National Committee. She attended the Jefferson-Jackson dinner on May 9, and participated in honoring Moran who is retiring at the end of the year.

Reiley's funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (8710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309).


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