Phyllis McNeil

Phyllis E. McNeil (Coluzzi)

Monday, September 2nd, 1929 - Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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PENN YAN/GENEVA- Phyllis E. McNeil (nee Coluzzi) passed away on Sunday December 23, 2018 in her Penn Yan home at the age of 89 surrounded by loving friends and family.

A memorial service will take place on Friday (Jan. 4) at 10:00 am at the McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home, 45 High Street Geneva. The Rev. Thomas P. Mull will officiate. Entombment will be in St. St. Marys’ Cemetery Mausoleum.

Phyllis was born in Geneva, NY September 2, 1929 the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Cocola Coluzzi. She grew up in Geneva and married Louis McNeil of Bellona on 3/23/1947. They raised their three children in Camillus, NY, and Babylon, Long Island before returning to the Seneca Lake area.

She worked as a secretary for a short time when her family was young. Later in life she became interested in collectibles of all kinds, regularly attending estate sales, home sales, and auctions. For a time she sold many of her finds on eBay or at auction. She was known for her kindness, generosity, humor, and wit, endearing her to many.

She is survived by her children Louis Jr of Babylon, NY, Deborah Walsh of Sebastian, Fl. and Stephen of Newark, NY. She also leaves 10 grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss her dearly.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her dear husband Louis in 1994, her brother Vincent (Jim), and sisters Carmello (Millie), Kathryn, and Joyce. and her loving companion Homer Fritz.
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  • Service

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 10:00am
    McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home
    45 High Street
    GENEVA, NY 14456
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    Rev. Thomas P. Mull
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum
    Pre Emption Road
    GENEVA, NY 14456
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Love Lin & Jim - Craig, Sarah & Connor sent flowers to the family of Phyllis E. McNeil (Coluzzi).
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Lucy M Lewis I miss my aunt Philly

Posted at 10:13am
I miss my aunt Philly so much that I reach for the phone still wanted to call her or wait for her call I miss my trips to Penn Yan our shopping and most of all I miss her smile God bless Aunt Philly I love you

Laurie Tschida

Posted at 08:10am
Stephen I just wanted to say were thinking of you and your family and offer our deepest sympathy in this difficult time. The pictures show what a wonderful life and the love your family has. So very sorry for you and your families loss.

Love Lin & Jim - Craig, Sarah & Connor

Posted at 11:10am
This is one trip we wish you could have cancelled - Your kindness & light will shine in our hearts forever - Sweetest of dreams dear Friend -
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Posted at 09:22am
Stephen and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for your comfort and hope that you find solace in reflecting on a life well lived. Laura Merritt

Phyllis Fritz

Posted at 08:10pm
To Phyllis' family, We are saddened to hear the news of Phyllis' passing and are sorry we will not be able to attend her service. She was a great support to Homer for many years and a wonderful person. May her love of family shine through you.
Ron and Phyllis Fritz

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