Mary Lou Phillips

Died: July 2, 2016
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Mary Lou Phillips, 79, of Endwell, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was predeceased by a son Michael; parents Francis and Ann Gaffney and a sister Carolyn Burdette. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years George; three sons, Christopher; Robert (Kathy) and George (Diana) Phillips; three granddaughters Heather; Jessica and Rachel; five grandsons Robbie; Kevin; George; Michael and Martin; three great grandchildren Jacob; Lily and James and a sister Ellen Ragiel. Mary Lou graduated from Hornell High School and worked for seven years on the Eire Railroad. She was a member of Christ the King Church, Endwell for 44 years until its closing and joined Church of the Holy Family, Endwell in 2008. Mary Lou was an active volunteer for the Ladies of Charity, distributing clothing to needy families. She also volunteered at Mom’s House, Altar and Rosary Society, Ladies Guild, where she worked Fish Fries and funeral luncheons, teaching CCD for 13 years, garage sales, Eucharistic Minister for 20 years as well as many other church activities. Mary Lou enjoyed raising her children and helping with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly and made her happy.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 9:15 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Church of the Holy Family at 10 am. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Allen memorial Home Tuesday from 4-7 pm. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Catholic schools of Broome County or Ladies of Charity or Catholic Relief Services.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Church Of The Holy Family


3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Riverhurst Cemetery


2500 East Main Street, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Died: July 2, 2016

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Roberta Koller Voelkl posted on 7/5/16

George, Chris, Rob and George Jr., so sorry. I know how hard it is. God bless you all. Love ya, Roberta


Roberta Koller Voelkl posted on 7/5/16

God be with you always Marylou.


Christopher Phillips posted on 7/10/16

My mother was so caring and loving to everyone. She would be dead straight honest with family and friends. Not one person knows besides family how much she suffered in life. But she never complained. Her parents left her in Queens NY when she was 5 years old with her sisters who were 6 and 7 years old. She waited every day for two years waiting for a card or letter from either parent. She was raised by 3 aunts and 2 uncles. She never received a birthday card or letter from either parent. She married her High School sweat heart my father and had 3 boys in the Hornell/ Endicott area. She had breast cancer at age 30 and lost one of her breasts. She never received support from the Cancer Society. She had radiology and it effected her heart. She had heart problems since she was in her late 40's. Then she had severe back pain the rest of her life. But she never complained. She had my brother George in her early 40's. After breast cancer she never thought she could have another child. George was a true miracle. She suffered her entire life but never complained. She continued to love even though she suffered so much. My mom like my late brother Mike always loved. Love is what we should do. Love all your neighbors and strangers. She loved Black, White, Asian,Latino, and especially the most poor people in our country....Native Americans. Hate will always loose to love.