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Sunday, October 11, 2015

 

PHYLLIS R. HAMILTON, MILTON, GA., FORMERLY OF PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK



Phyllis Rappold Hamilton, 86, went home peacefully to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, ending a long journey to life’s end with Alzheimer’s disease. Phyllis was born May 13, 1929 in Matamoras, PA to Charles J. and Mae Dewitt Rappold.  

Phyllis’ loves included her church, The United Methodist Church of Matamoras, which she joined as a seven year old and faithfully served in any way she was called. It was Phyllis’ quiet faith that sustained her throughout her life.  Spending time with family and friends always brought much joy to Phyllis. Keeping her home on Pearl Street in Port Jervis for more than sixty years was also a source of pride, joy, and comfort.  Phyllis always considered Pearl Street her “home”.

A 1946 graduate of Matamoras High School, Phyllis was actively involved in the MHS Alumni Assoc. as long as she was able. Phyllis retired from Bon Secours Hospital as an out patient clerk in 1996, after 25 years of service. Prior to that she was employed at JC Penney and Paul Mark Pharmacy. 

Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Leslie Mucci and her husband Paul of Georgetown, TX and Debra Scarimbolo and her husband Nicholas of Milton, GA.; five grandchildren- Patrick Mucci, Adrienne Mucci Arnold (Adam), Jonathan Mucci (Naomi), Gretchen Smith Brown (Jeff), and Erica Smith Billups (Daniel) and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Elizabeth Mucci, Mason and Campbell Arnold, Ellie and Caleb Brown and Paige and Deacon Billups.  She was pre-deceased by her sister June R. Brush.

The family wishes to thank Mom’s neighbors and friends who kept a watchful eye on her and enabled her to stay safely in her home as long as she did. We would also like to thank Brookdale Memory Care Center in Sandy Springs, GA and The Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s Disease in Atlanta for their loving care of our mother.

Visitation and Memorial services for Phyllis will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, 209 Ave. H, Matamoras PA.  Pastor Lora J. Villinger will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 AM-11AM with the Memorial service to follow at 11am. Internment at Pine Grove Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Church of Matamoras, 209 Ave H, Matamoras, PA 18336 or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.  For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

posted by DMA  # 9:08 PM


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