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.