Obituaries

Phyllis A. (Muse) Hailey

November 5th, 2017

Phyllis A. (Muse) Hailey, age 86, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 at the Woburn Nursing Center.

Phyllis was born on April 5, 1931 in Wilmington; she is the cherished daughter of the late John F. and Mary L. (Dulong) Muse. Phyllis was raised in Wilmington and graduated from the Wilmington High School.

Phyllis married James A. Hailey and the couple spent many wonderful years together. They loved to travel and socialize with their families and large group of friends.

Phyllis was an active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church, where she regularly attended 8 a.m. church services. Phyllis was very involved in the social activities of the church; she was a member of the UMW and served on the Visitation Committee of the UMW. She was also a member of the Rebecca Sarah Circle and offered her support to others by joining the Widow’s Group. Phyllis was a regular participant in the church suppers, church fairs and other events, often bringing a large group of friends to help with the attendance. Phyllis faithfully served and cooked for the St. Paul’s Meal Program in Lowell for many years. She was a very generous person who enjoyed giving her time and talents to those in need.

Phyllis also volunteered her time in the local community; she was part of the Wilmington Women’s Club and was a founding member of the Wilmington Senior Center. Phyllis spent much of her time at the Senior Center; she loved to “catch up” with her friends and was involved in the Crafting Club. Phyllis often shared her famous “corn chowder” at the Center, which was enjoyed by all.

Phyllis was a wonderful person; always a smile and a kind word to those she came across. She will be missed by her family and those whom she considered her extended family.

Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late James A. Hailey, cherished daughter of the late John F. and Mary L. (Dulong) Muse, dear sister of the late James Muse, Wilfred Muse, Walter Muse, Melvina Orlowski and Victoria Muse, loving aunt of Judy McFeeters & her husband George of Wilmington, Arlene Lehr & her husband Fred of WA, Mary Orlowski of Wilmington and Arthur Muse, Great-Aunt of Debi Tyler & her husband Jason and Bryan McFeeters & his wife Kerrie, Michael Lehr & his wife Patti, Darlene Lehr & her partner Dave and Thomas Lehr & his wife Leslie, great-great aunt of John & Emma Tyler and Connor McFeeters. Phyllis was also very special to Joe, Betty, Colleen and Erin McMahon, as well as many friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, November 13th from 11:00 – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Phyllis’ name may be made to the Fuller House, Attn: Activity Fund, 32 Franklin St., Stoneham, MA 02180.

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3 Entries in Guest Book for “Phyllis A. (Muse) Hailey”

  1. Judy OBrien says:

    It is with a heavy heart that we lose our dear friend Phyllis. She brightened our days at the Fuller House and will be deeply missed. She will remain strong in our memories for her bright smile, quick wit, strength and determination to make each day a good one. We are all better for having known her and share our days with her and having cared for her. God Bless. XOX

  2. Richard and Joanne Pereira says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Phyllis’s family and close friends .We always knew her as Aunt Phyllis
    She was always a happy person at family gatherings and really seemed to enjoy her life. I know she will be missed by everybody that she knew.
    With love always
    Ritchie and j/oanne

  3. Kim Belfiore (Zwicker) says:

    I would just like to send my thoughts out to Phyllis and family. I have not stayed in touch thru the years, but have many fond memories of Phyllis and my crazy uncle Jimmy growing up. I am glad she lead a full and happy life full of friends and family. May God bless her.

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