Edna (Day) Phillips

July 28th, 2016

Edna Grace Phillips (Day), age 95, of Wilmington, died peacefully on July 28, 2016, at the Winchester Nursing Center.

Edna was born in Kingston, MA, on July 13, 1921; she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Day. Edna was raised in Medford, MA, and was a graduate of Medford High School. While growing up in Medford, Edna was an active member of the Community Baptist Church.

Edna married the “love of her life” George Phillips on February 10, 1946; the couple lived in Medford for a few years before moving to Wilmington in 1957, where they raised their family. Edna made a wonderful home for her family; she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Edna cherished the time they spent together, she truly enjoyed all the family gatherings, celebrations, and her many visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were the light of her life.

For many years, Edna worked at Sweetheart Plastics in Wilmington; she was known to have a strong work ethic and a great personality. Edna made many friends at Sweethearts throughout the years and she was a pleasure to work with.

In her spare time, Edna enjoyed taking car rides with her family and watching a good Red Sox or Patriots game; she was truly a fan.

Edna will be remembered for her unconditional love and support for her family and friends; she will be greatly missed by all.

Edna was the beloved wife of the late George Phillips, devoted mother of George Phillips & wife Joan, Susan Keating & husband Jack, and Brian Phillips all of Wilmington, Barry Phillips & wife Beverly of Derry, NH. Loving Grandmother of George Phillips Jr., Maryanna Larrabee, Gregory Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Katie Keating, Dan Keating, Ryan Phillips, Alicia Phillips, and Great-Grandchildren Ariana, Evan, Ayla, Grant, Landon, Olivia, and Evie. Cherished daughter of the late William and Mary (McDonald) Day, dear sister of Leona King of Maine, the late Gordon Day and Dottie Fleischer. Edna is also survived by her beloved cat Charlie.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, August 1st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Edna’s Funeral Service will be held at the Community Baptist Church, 470 Fulton St., Medford on Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Memorial donations in Edna’s name may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.


10 Entries in Guest Book for “Edna (Day) Phillips”

  1. Bobby Olson says:

    So sorry to see this tonight. Thoughts and prayers with you George and Joan, and your entire family. She was a great lady.

  2. Lorraine Butler says:

    She is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family I knew her Sister Dot and brother inlaw Bill from the Community Baptist Church in Medford

  3. Richard Allen says:

    To George & Joan, Susan & Jack and your families, my condolences.

  4. Cindy (Stone) Eddy says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My sympathy to you, Susan, and all your family.

  5. Mike S says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Joan says:

    The best mother in law ever. I will miss her so much. We had such nice times together. Going to the grandkids games. Just taking her for an ice cream. Or just calling her to chat. Love you so much Mom!!! ????????????

  7. Richard Payeur says:

    George, Joan, and Family, it is so hard to believe she went so quick when only a couple weeks ago she was out celebrating her birthday. But, like my Mom, it’s better if you have to go ……. make it quick. My Love, Hugs and sincere sympathy to your entire family.

  8. Bob Woods says:

    Brian,George and Barry sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family @ this difficult time!!!

  9. Tammy Doyle says:

    Brian and family sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Tammy and Joe

  10. Madonna Toto says:

    Dear Joan and extended family,
    So sorry for your loss. In chatting with you I know how devoted you were to your Mom in Law….Wow..things happen so fast. At least she enjoyed her last party with all her loved ones. My condolences to your family..

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