Laurie Joan "Laura" Reilly

January 31, 1956 - March 26, 2021

Fitchburg, WI - Fitchburg -

Laurie "Laura" Joan Reilly, of Fitchburg, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021. Laura was the youngest daughter of Charles and Mabel (Mackin) Reilly. She grew up on the family farm in Potter Township, attended schools in Fulton and Edgerton and earned a BA at the UW Platteville.

Laura is survived by her life partner, Dennis Drabek; sisters, Mary Ann Arnold, Patricia (Al) Feirn, Kay (Brent) Burki, Joyce (Dennis) Syth, Diane (Hal) Rhoades and Rosemary (Larry) Oium; brothers, Ronald Reilly and Michael (Jean) Reilly; along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friend Karen Cedars; her canine companion, Benny and feline companion, Sophie.

Laura was a dreamer, a philosopher, a poet, a writer, an avid reader, a lover of sleep, warmth and nature and all living things.

No public services are scheduled. Memorials may be made to the ASPCA, various tree planting charities or other favorite charity.

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