On 19 October 1911, Michael Reilly, a butter and egg merchant and Ellen McCarroll were married in the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Saltcoats, by Father James McCarroll assisted by Father Patrick Reilly. Michael and Ellen were the parents of Peter, Mary and Michael Reilly.
Michael played a significant role in securing land for and progressing the building of the Church of Saint Peter in Chains.
Reilly died at his home, Drumilly, 55 Manse Street, Saltcoats on 6 November 1946.
He is buried in Ardrossan Cemetery.
The photograph right was taken in the 1930s.