Elizabeth K. Reilly

Date of Passing:

April 27, 2020

Reilly, Elizabeth K. “Beth”, 40, formerly of Barrington, died unexpectedly on April 27, 2020 at home in Mountain View, CA after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Philip Stephanou.

Born in Providence, a loving daughter of Charles and Barbara (Bouffard) Reilly of Providence, she lived in California for 19 years. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a sister, Kristen Alberione (and her husband, Lucas) of Rehoboth; two nieces, Sarah Alberione and Lily Brown, and a nephew, Sam Brown.

Dr. Reilly was a Principal Engineer for the Exponent Company, Menlo Park, CA, where she worked for the past 10 years.

Elizabeth was a graduate of Barrington High School Class of 1997 and received a BS in chemical engineering from Brown University Class of 2001. She holds a PhD in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in mechanics of materials from the University of California, Berkeley Class of 2007. She was a licensed professional engineer in California and served on the American Gas Association’s Transmission Pipeline Operations Committee. She also was a registered patent agent with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence followed by a burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at an appropriate future date. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Elizabeth’s memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2635 N 1St St, San Jose, CA 95134 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Dear Barb, Chuck, Kristen and family; It is with deepest sympathy and sorrow that I offer my condolences on the passing of your Beth. That little baby girl grew into such a beautiful, intelligent and accomplished woman who leaves such a profound legacy behind that will surely live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew her.

    I have no doubt that the strong and emotional support system within your family, along with your faith and reliance on God, will get you all through the difficult days ahead.


  2. Barbara and family! I am so sad about the loss of your daughter! I remember your kind touch on my back when I was leaving the church at my daughter’s funeral! Take care and my thoughts are with you!

  3. Cousin Barbara, I am truly sorry for the loss of beth she was a great woman!!my condolences to her dad and of course kristen as well!I love you all

  4. Barbara, we all were completely heart broken when we heard the shocking news. You and your family are in our thoughts as you try and find your way through this profound grief.
    With deepest sympathy,

  5. Barbara and Chuck,
    Most sincere condolences on the death of your daughter. Hoping you can take solace in the accomplishments she achieved and the relationships she fostered. It is so shocking to learn of the loss of one so young. May God bless you and your extended family and guide you through this difficult time. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,

  6. My heart is heavy hearing the news of the passing of your precious daughter. She must have been an amazing young woman. Barbara, she looks so much like you and you and her entire family must have been so proud of her. She was taken far too soon but she has left her mark and leaves an impressive legacy in only 40 short years. I am thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.
    In Sympathy,

  7. You have our heartfelt and deepest sympathy . We are very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was as beautiful as she was brilliant and is gone too soon. The world has truly lost someone very special. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, the Lawrence’s: Brian, Melissa, Jake, Brent and Emme

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