JOSEPH R., "JOE", passed away on July 12, 2014 peacefully surrounded by his children in Doylestown Hospital. Joe is predeceased by his loving and devoted wife Betty Phillips of 57 years. Joe was born on July 7, 1927 in Phila., to Samuel and Bambina (Taglialatela) Phillips. He was 87. He was a devoted father to Elizabeth Nowak, Sam Phillips, Robert Phillips, Maria Bongarzone, John Phillips and Loretta Livezey. He was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Joe left behind his brother Lester Phillips, sister Regina Ferraro, beloved dog Dora and many dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Visitation on Saturday July 19th, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M., at St. John Bosco Church, 235 E. County Line Rd., Hatboro. Interment will be private at a later date.
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Published on Philly.com on July 16, 2014