Phyllis M. Close, 91, of Galeton, passed away on Friday, Mar. 21, 2014, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
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Born Sept. 24, 1922 in DuBois, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine (Arronica) Vizzo.
Phyllis was a 1940 graduate of DuBois Central High School.
She was married to Albert A. "Jabby" Close, who preceded her in death.
She worked at Galeton Production for 21 years, was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, a member of the St. Bibiana's Catholic Women's League, and a member of the Galeton VFW Ladies' Auxiliary. She greatly enjoyed going to the Senior Center, babysitting, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are a son, James (Sharleen) Close, Coudersport; a daughter, Angeline (Nicholas) Felegy, Orefield, Pa.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was predeceased by a brother, Joe Vizzo, and two sisters, Mary Pennington and Mildred Schmidt.
Friends called on Tuesday, Mar. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, and on may call Wednesday, Mar. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant.
Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE MAR. 26 ISSUE OF THE FREE PRESS-COURIER.
Hess Funeral Home
14 West St
Galeton, PA 16922
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Mar. 24 to Mar. 31, 2014