Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Robert J. Kiley
Robert J. “Lou” Kiley, age 87, beloved husband of Susan Neri-Kiley of Trumbull, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport on December 15, 1933 he was a son of the late William and Josephine (Higgins) Kiley and was a longtime resident of Trumbull.
After attending Bassick High School in Bridgeport; where Lou excelled in football; he went on to play college football at LSU and then University of Tennessee/Chattanooga. Mr. Kiley proudly served in the United States Army. Before his retirement, Lou was a cable splicing supervisor for Southern New England Telephone with over 44 years of dedicated service. He was one of the original coaches and organizers of the Trumbull Rangers Pop Warner Football League. He was a parishioner of St. Theresa Church and a member of the Trumbull VFW. He loved being outdoors and was always happy being by the water. He was a devout man of character and a physical fitness enthusiast. His devotion to his family and friends was never ending and he was a hardworking man of principles. Lou was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. We were truly blessed to have him in our lives.
In addition to his devoted wife Susan of 32 years, survivors include his three loving children, Patricia Finnucan (Thomas) of Ansonia, Michael Kiley (Elizabeth O’Brien Kiley) of Sandy Hook and Mary Ellen Skoog (David) of Trumbull, a stepdaughter, Billie Neri of Stratford, a brother, James Kiley of CA, five grandchildren, Thomas Finnucan (Stephanie), Suzanne Finnucan, Bryan Kiley, David and Shane Skoog and two cherished great grandchildren, Mia Catherine and Harper Ryleigh Finnucan as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Susan Bull Kiley and a brother, William Kiley.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to both Dawn and Pat from hospice and especially Dr. Christina Tamasda from St. Vincent’s Pain Management for their care and compassion while caring for Lou.
Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St. Trumbull on Tuesday, February, 16, 2021 11:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial followed by Military Honors. Interment will be private. Face masks are required and social distancing will be expected. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HHCAA “Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice” 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 4B, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or to Swim Across the Sound, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606.