Ed was born October 14, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Arthur J. Riley and Catherine Daly Riley. Ed was a graduate of St. George High School, Evanston, IL and served in the United States Navy from January 1954 to August 1956. He relocated to New London, WI in March of 1978. He was united in marriage to Nancy Kennedy on October 21, 1980 and lived happily ever after.
Ed is survived by his spouse, Nancy; sons, Michael Riley, Brian (Jamie) Riley and Shaun (Cindy) Riley; daughter, Earlene Bixby; sister, Nancy (Herbert) Mueller; an aunt and uncle, eight step-children, twenty-nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.