Phyllis A. Burrington
1943 - 2020
Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home
4670 Darling Hill Road
Derby, VT
Phyllis A. Burrington, 77, of Derby, VT, passed away on March 19th, 2020 in Derby. She was born on March 6th, 1943 to Calles Amidon and Doris (Chamberlain) Amidon of Lyndon Center, Vermont. On June 29th, 1968 she married the love of her life Carroll "Pete" Burrington who survives her.

Phyllis was a member of The Derby Community Church. She worked there as a Secretary for over 38 years. The Derby Community Church was a big part of her life. She was always helping others by making people food, taking them out to lunch, or even a car ride.

She enjoyed going camping with "Pete" especially in the summer at Will-O Wood, she loved all her four-legged animals that were like kids to her, and she loved making pies for her husband and members of the Church.

She is survived by her husband.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis's name to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society of VT, 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, VT 05855, or to the Derby Community Church, P.O. Box 294, Derby, VT 05829.

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Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

Published by Newport Daily Express from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2020.
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I just now learned that Phyllis had passed away a few months ago. I am very sorry to see this. Phyllis was a person that once you knew her you always did. Years would go by and we would not see each other but when we did meet, it was like we just visited. It was always fun to run into her when I was in Vermont. I knew her Mother and Daddy very well growing up and then knew Pete's family well also. I know Phyllis will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to Pete.
Sherry Lynch Bowers
August 10, 2020
Sorry to read the passing of our beloved cousin Phyllis. RIP Phyllis
Gladys Jarvis
July 22, 2020
We always enjoyed visiting with Phyllis at the "chamberlin get togethers". Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to you,Peter. Love and virtual hug to you.

Cousins, Roger & Marie Chamberlin
Roger Chamberlin
July 22, 2020
Very generous person. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding. All my condolences to Pete.
Linda Howarth
April 20, 2020
Pete, we were saddened to read Phyllis had passed and know this has to be a very difficult time for you. We will hold you in our thoughts; hope your cherished memories of Phyllis will comfort you now and in the future.
Bonnie & Dan Nash
March 31, 2020
They ask you to choose a relationship on the website. Phyllis was my friend, confidante, co-laborer at the Derby Church for more than 40 years, mentor, "Commanding General", and teacher.
Phyllis was the DNA of the Derby Church. She was one of the most influential people in my life, which may surprise some of you reading this.
When Phyllis would call me or see me at the Derby Church, she would often "suggest" maybe there was a need somewhere that I might help her with.
She was always thinking of, and doing for, others, especially the most vulnerable. God gave Phyllis the spiritual gift of discernment about the needs of others, and she exercised it to the fullest.
At a very vulnerable point in my own life, she and Pete reached out to me and helped me reach a vital "turning point" in my difficulty.
This is how influential Phyllis was in my life. I have said an occasional "No" to many. I NEVER SAID "NO" TO PHYLLIS, NEVER!!!!! When Phyllis spoke, I listened, and "obeyed"!!! Even the time recently in church, when she turned in the pew and told Rod Ames and me to stop talking during the service. :-) We "shut up"!!!!
I will miss the gentle and gentile "5 Star Commanding General" of the Derby Church, my beloved friend, Phyllis Burrington. I will miss hearing her voice saying, "Duncan, you know I was thinking.....".
I thank God upon every memory of Phyllis and Pete.

Duncan Kilmartin
March 29, 2020
Dear Pete, The world has loss a very caring and loving soul. You have my deepest sympathy. If I can be of any help, please don't hesitate to call me. Thelma Boucher
Thelma Boucher
March 27, 2020
Pete! I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Gloria Buck
March 27, 2020
I will never forget Phyllis. She was special to me. Best wishes to you, Pete.
William Peck
March 26, 2020
Pete, I was so very sorry to hear Phyllis passed. She was such a precious lady who was dear to me and many others. I know she joins beloved friends in heaven - my mother, Gail, Jigs... - and I am certain there is great joy there, but her passing is a terrible loss for all of us who are still here. You are in my prayers.
Rebecca Hunt
March 25, 2020
So very sorry for your loss.
Valerie Plante Day
March 25, 2020
Sending our condolences. She will be missed by many.
Bob and Carol Greenwood
March 23, 2020
Phyllis I so enjoyed talking to you especially when you'd walk around our block.
So sorry for your loss Pete.
Felicity Butterfield
March 22, 2020
Pete: So sorry to read of the passing of Phyllis. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Dorine Gilding
March 21, 2020
Pete, our sincere condolences to you . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Denise Currier
March 21, 2020
Please accept our deepest sympathies. Phyllis was such a kind and giving person. We will never forget her support and thoughtfulness when our family needed it most.
Nancy Rumery
March 21, 2020
Pete, so sorry to hear about Phyllis. May all your wonderful memories help to comfort you during this difficult time. So glad that the two of you could come to our mini-class reunion last summer.
Richard Ashton
March 21, 2020
Pete, so sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a kind and giving lady.
Esther Searles
March 21, 2020
So very sorry to hear about Phyllis. May she Rest In Peace.
Tracey Baraw
March 21, 2020
Pete, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Darlene Whipple
March 20, 2020
Pete, so very sorry. Phyllis looked great at the talent show. You are in my thoughts.
Mary Lou Jacobs
March 20, 2020
Mr Burlington so sorry for your loss.
Kim Sheltra
March 20, 2020
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