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Phillips, Violet


Violet P. (Perkins) Phillips, a resident of West Roxbury, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the age of 89.  Born in Boston, she was the daughter of William and Ethel (Stillman) Perkins.  Violet lived in Dorchester for over 50 years before moving to West Roxbury.  She worked at the Federal Reserve, John Hancock, and Wayside Press, where she was employed for 25 years.  Violet liked to bake, sew and enjoyed going to rummage sales.  She was a member of the Stratford Street United Church and was always willing to volunteer for any activity.  Mrs. Phillips was predeceased by her husband, Donald Brown Phillips.  She is survived by her son, Steven D. Phillips, and his wife Tammy, of Raymond, ME, and her nephew Richard Eames, and his wife Christine, of Foxboro.  Violet was a devoted grandmother to her many grandchildren, including the late Christopher S. Phillips.   She was the sister of the late Mildren Eames.  Visiting hours will be Friday, October 5, 2012 from 10 AM to noon followed by a funeral service at noon at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA.  Interment will follow in The Garderns of Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Stratford Street United Church, 77 Stratford St., West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mark Proctor
    October 3rd, 2012 | 6:54 pm

    Steve,we’re so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Tammy.Your mom was a very nice lady.We only wish we knew her better.

    With Love
    Mark,Layna & M.J.

  2. jenn shaw
    October 4th, 2012 | 7:13 am

    Steve and Tammy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special and determined woman. I was always amazed at how she was always taking care of her home and did not miss Church regardless of the weather. She will be missed in our neighborhood.

    Jenn and Sharon

  3. janet mahoney
    October 4th, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Steve,We will miss your Mom’s presence in the neighborhood. I remember all the baking she used to do in years past. She was a nice lady, so sorry for your loss; Thought and prayers are with you and your family

  4. Tricia Laham
    October 4th, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s death. We got to know Vie when she would “sit” for husband’s grandfather, many years ago. She then became babysitter to our two boys, Eddie and Michael. She was everyone’s favorite! She was like another grandmother to them. She’d arrive to babysit, often with freshly baked cookies, and she’d let them stay up just a little later than their bedtime. She was spirited(loved a political discussion!)and kind and caring.
    I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend tomorrow, but know that you are in our thoughts. Our world was a brighter place because of Vie.
    With our sympathy,
    Tricia and Ken Laham

  5. Jane
    October 4th, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    So sorry to hear that your mother passed. I haven’t seen her for many years but remember her vivacious spirit and sense of humor. It was refreshing to see someone her age so independent and active. Quite remarkable really. You of course were her shining star and you were a wonderful son to her. I am sure your memories of her will help you through this difficult time.
    Love, Jane

  6. Curt and Margo Peffer
    October 4th, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Dear Steve- We were sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. You have been a very dedicated and supportive son, and she was lucky to be able to count on your support in her life. We are all lucky to have your support in our lives. We are thinking about you lots!

  7. Ellen Donahue
    October 5th, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Hello, Family and Friends of Violet,
    I knew Violet from the Holy Name Retirees where she was always anxious to be helpful in setting up and cleaning up at our meetings. As she pointed out, that was what she did at meetings at her own church, and she liked to be useful. I’ll miss her. Ellen Donahue

  8. October 5th, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    Steve, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She like you was a very remarkable person. You were a good son (except making her chop wood). I’m sure she will be greatly missed. Thinking of you.

  9. October 5th, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Steve, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very remarkable person. I’m sure she will be missed by many. (So glad you didn’t have her chop the wood this year)!

  10. Joe & Anne Harzbecker
    October 13th, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    Dear Family,
    So sorry to learn of Violet’s passing. She was a very sweet lady. We enjoyed knowing her from the Holy Name Retiree’s Club.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Joe and Anne Harzbecker

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