James Christopher Reilly, age 21 of Shelton passed away suddenly on Friday, February 5, 2021.
James was born in Bridgeport on May 6, 1999, son of Christopher and Stacey Reilly. He was a 2017 graduate of Shelton High School and currently studying at Southern Connecticut State University in pursuit of a business degree. James was a beautiful, gentle soul with a heart of gold who was always willing to help others. He was a talented welder and creative craftsman, as well as an incredible artist. James enjoyed snowboarding with his family and friends, sports cars, listening to music and spending time with friends.
He leaves behind his loving parents: Christopher and Stacey Reilly, his brother and best friend, Brendan Reilly, his sisters Shauna and Kayla Reilly, his grandmothers Sandra Ericson and Margret Melvin (Spencer), his adoring aunts and uncles, Kelly Reilly, Colin Reilly, Welcome Bienvenue, Alicia Giles, Ed Giles, Ed Ericson, Karen Tsukada, Joseph Herman, and Yong Mi as well as his little nephew, Conor Scarlett. James was pre-deceased by his grandfathers, James Reilly and Edward Ericson Sr. He also had many special friends who will miss him dearly.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Adam’s House grief counseling for children. https://www.adamshousect.org/ or another charity of your choice. A celebration of James’s life will be arranged at a later date.