Laura V. Riley, former nursing supervisor in the Halstead surgical unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Thursday of congestive heart failure in the Mallard Bay Nursing Center in Cambridge. She was 88.
Graveside services for Miss Riley were being held today at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3801 Frederick Ave.
She retired in 1969 after 10 years as head of patient services, a hospital department that handled special needs of patients and their families from out of town, including interpreters when needed for patients from abroad.
Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of St. Mary's School in Peekskill, N.Y., and of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nursing School.