In Remembrance

Michelle Reilly

Photo from Sheep & Wool Archives

Photo from Sheep & Wool Archives

Michelle Reilly, 61, died suddenly from heart failure on Friday, October 9, 2015 at her home in Rohrersville, Maryland, while caring for her horses.

Michelle was a gifted and knowledgeable shepherdess who raised sheep for over 25 years. She was owner of Triple R Farm, where she raised Registered Romney sheep. She was a lifetime member of the American Romney Breeders Association and an original founding member of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

Festival attendees will remember Michelle from her booth, Wool N Quilts, in the Main Exhibition Hall, selling beautiful fleeces and hand spun yarn from her sheep as well as handmade quilts. In addition to being a spinner and a weaver, Michelle was also a sheep shearer, shearing regularly for sheep-to-shawl teams at the Festival.

Michelle leaves behind her husband, Jack Maurer, two children, Gabriel Reilly and wife, Kristen, and Christine Mariano and husband, Jason; and seven grandchildren.

 

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