Elizabeth K. Reilly
Date of Passing:
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.