Teresa Riley was born in 1924 in Rumford, Maine. She has lived in the area for her whole life. Riley’s father was a supervisor in Rumford’s paper mill. Riley graduated from high school in 1942 with the man who would be her husband; he left to serve in World War II, but they married when he returned. Three of Riley’s children have moved out of state, but the fourth manages a Hannaford grocery store in Saco, Maine.
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