TURNERS FALLS - Brenda L. Phelps, 41, of Park Street died Monday (10-28-13) at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.
She was born in Greenfield on June 28, 1972, the daughter of Raymond and Barbara (Williams) Phelps. Brenda attended local schools in Turners Falls and was a graduate of Smith Vocational High School, Class of 1990.
Brenda was a homemaker. For a period of time she worked as a cosmetologist and Certified Nursing Assistant.
Brenda was a caregiver to many. She was known for her big heart, and her door was always open to anyone that stopped by. She loved her family, she was like the glue that kept us together. She was a great a friend. Nathan was her first grandson and he meant the world to her. She loved her children very much. She was funny, and always willing to help. She liked reading and cooking meals for her family. She loved music and making CDs. She enjoyed going to tag sales and flea markets.
Besides her mother, Barbara Williams of Northfield, Brenda leaves a daughter, Allison Thayer and her husband Nate of Greenfield and grandson, Nathan Ortiz, Jr.; a son, Raymond Phelps of Greenfield; her companion, Angel L. Caraballo; four sisters, Raeline Phelps of Greenfield, Barbara Joan Renaud of Greenfield, Cindy Fisher and her husband David of Northfield and Laura Gould of Turners Falls; three brothers, James Smith of South Deerfield, Douglas Smith and his wife Debbie and Edward Smith and his wife Connie, all of Greenfield, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday (11-2) at 11 a.m. at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 220 Federal St., Greenfield. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours will be Saturday morning from 9 until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 72 Chapman St., Greenfield, MA 01301 or to the Nathan Ortiz, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Allison Thayer, 16 Beech St., Greenfield, MA 01301.