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PHYLLIS JOAN (CALLAHAN) HASEY

HASEY, Phyllis Joan (Callahan) Of Melrose, age 93, passed away peacefully of natural causes on August 15, 2013 surrounded by her four daughters. Born in Saugus on December 4, 1919, Phyllis graduated from Somerville High School and studied her lifelong passion, art, at Massachusetts College of Art. After marrying Hubert C. Hasey, Jr. in 1942, Phyllis used her college training at an MIT laboratory, working as a wartime graphic artist while Bert served in the army. In 1946, Phyllis and Bert moved to Melrose, where Phyllis became president of the Melrose Highlands Womens Club; a leader in Campfire Girls; an officer of the Roosevelt School PTA; and a longtime member of the Reading, Newburyport, and Lynnfield Art Associations. Phyllis had a very active professional life, culminating in a fulfilling career at Mass College of Art as a registrar with a smile on her face for anyone who entered her office. She continued to give and take art classes well into retirement, had several art shows and won numerous awards for her portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Of all her accomplishments, she was proudest of her four daughters (Pamela J. Hasey Craig of Bedford, NH; Wendy J. Guirola-Tucker of Lexington, KY; Candace Hasey Keefe of Newport, RI; and Cynthia Woodward Hasey of Stoneham), 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Phyllis was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Hubert C. Hasey, Jr. Visiting hours Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 4-8pm at Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., MELROSE. Gathering at Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday at 8:45am, followed by funeral mass at 10am in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St in Wakefield and burial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis name to Hope Funds for Cancer Research, 226 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI 02840 or www.hope-funds.org. For directions & to sign online condolence, visit www.gatelyfh.com Gately Funeral Home 781-665-1949

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Gately Funeral Home
79 West Foster Street Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 665-1949
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 17, 2013
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