Jean Reilley

Obituary of Jean E. Reilley

Jean E. (O’Keeffe) Reilley, of Warren Twsp., one of the three O’Keeffe “Plainfield triplets” passed away on Tuesday August 30, 2022, at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington. Jean along with her two sisters Joan and Jane were the first set of triplets to be born in Plainfield. Jean and her sisters appeared in numerous advertisements and newspaper articles throughout the 1930’s. Born in Plainfield to John and Mary O’Keeffe, Jean had resided in Plainfield, North Plainfield and Lebanon Boro before moving to Warren Twsp. a year ago.

Jean graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School in 1944 and from Plainfield High School in 1948.

Prior to her retirement in 1991, Jean had worked for 20 years as a secretary at Bellcore in Piscataway.

She was a former member of St. Mary’s RC Church in Plainfield and was a current member of the Immaculate Conception RC Church in Annandale. Jean had been very active in the Altar Rosary Society at both St. Mary’s and the Immaculate Conception Church and other religious ministries.

She had volunteered at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. Jean also enjoyed baking delicious treats, knitting for her family, bowling, talking about one's day, being a professional spectator and smothering her family with warmth, smiles and love.

She is predeceased by her first husband James G. Hogan in 1969 and her second husband Maurice F. “Butch” Reilley in 2010, a brother James D. O’Keeffe, sisters Marie K. Mottley, Nancy O. Smythe and her triplet sisters Joan E. Harding and Jane E. Jaeger and a son-in-law Steven Randolph.

Jean is survived by five children Mark J. Hogan and his wife Vatsala, Michael J. Hogan and his wife Ann, Carol J. Ullom and her husband Kurt, Martin J. Hogan and his wife Lisa, Brian P. Hogan and his wife Teresa; two step-daughters Maureen A. Randolph and Mary L. Reilley-Clark and her husband Kevin; eleven grandchildren Jamie and her husband Kevin, Jessie, Jennifer and her husband Shawn, Brandon and his wife Melissa, Keith, Kaitlyn and her husband Travis, Carolyn and her husband Kurt, Patrick and his fiance Nicole, Kyle, Kirsten and Ryan; two great grandchildren Tyler Marie and Madison Jean. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and loving friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday September 1, 2022  from 4 to 8 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung NJ 07069. A funeral mass will be on Friday at 10am Immaculate Conception RC Church 316 Old Allerton Rd, Annandale, NJ 08801. The burial will follow at St. Mary’s RC Cemetery in Plainfield, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ( or to the charity of your choice.



Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States


10:00 am
Friday, September 2, 2022
Immaculate Conception R.C. Church
316 Old Allerton Road
Annandale, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Mary's Cemetery
308 Berckman Street
Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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