Mary Cone O’Riley

Mary Cone O’Riley, 76, died Feb. 22, 2012. Mary was married to Richard H. O'Riley for 53 years and was the mother of Fairfax, Rowan, Henry, Trudie and Jake, and the much-loved grandmother of 13 grandchildren. She was the daughter of Fairfax M. and Gertrude K. Cone.


Born in New York City, she was a graduate of Vassar College and received her master's degree from the University of San Francisco. Her father was the chairman of Foote, Cone and Belding and served as chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. Mary was a talented artist, loved gardening and enjoyed a deep spiritual life. 

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