Obituary for Byrl Rena Rikeman (Patten)
Rikeman, Byrl Rena (Patten),
Of Tiverton, RI, formerly of Arlington, MA. Born July 12, 1931. Passed peacefully on November 3rd, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Herbert J. Rikeman, Sr. Devoted mother of Katherine A. Gallagher, her husband John R. Gallagher III, and Herbert J. Rikeman, Jr., all of Mattapoisett, Jeffrey P. Rikeman, his wife Julie Rikeman of Burlington, and the late Michael G. Rikeman. Loving grandmother of Herbert J. Rikeman III of Jupiter Island, FL, Joseph Rikeman of Peabody, Heather Anderson of Wilmington, Mary Kuras of Grand Rapids, MI, Paul Gallagher of Concord, Amanda Rikeman of Boston, Michael Rikeman of Watertown, Shelby Rikeman of Waltham, Jeffrey P. Rikeman Jr. and Christopher Rikeman, both of Burlington. Loving great grandmother of Julian, Caroline, Savannah, Jack, Billy, Benjamin, Emily and Nolan. Byrl proudly served with the US Army, WAC during the Korean Conflict. A Funeral Mass will celebrated in St. Agnes Church, 30 Medford St. ARLINGTON, on Monday at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be Private. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Arlington Food Pantry, 117 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474. For directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.