Phyllis J. (Woodman) Tonks

May 22nd, 2015

Phyllis J. (Woodman) Tonks, age 78, of Wilmington, died peacefully on May 21, 2015, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Phyllis was the beloved wife of Ralph T. Tonks, devoted mother of Brenda O’Donoghue & her fiancé Jim Crowley of Woburn, Paul Tonks & his wife Donna of Ayer, and Diana Fraser & her husband Glen of Wilmington. Loving “Grammy” of Ken and Tim O’Donoghue, Christine Gaudet, Robyn Tonks, Tyler, Evelyn, and Katie Tonks, Tyler and Melanie Fraser, and great-grandchildren Aidan and Kiera O’Donoghue, Jake and Piper Gaudet. Cherished daughter of the late Harold and May (Hoag) Woodman, dear sister of James Woodman of California and the late Betty Chubbuck. Phyllis is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, May 24th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Service at 6:00 p.m.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Phyllis J. (Woodman) Tonks”

  1. Kathy Fuller says:

    Phyllis was a special woman! You are all in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May memories of your time with her see you through the coming months.

    Fondly, Kait, Kourtney, Kathy & Brian Fuller

  2. Dave Williams says:

    Aunty Phyllis was a wonderful woman. I have so many special memories at the house (pool party/cookouts and holiday gatherings). She would always welcome you with open arms. I met my wife Mary there. Aunty Phyllis has been a huge part of keeping the family so close and I’m so grateful for that.
    I have fond memories of the family camp outs in NH and Cape Cod. She was such a warm and caring person. I’m sure we all have special memories. Missing her……

  3. Barbara Gould says:

    Ralph, Brenda, Paul, Diana and families,
    Wishing that I could be with you today to celebrate Phyllis’s life of abundant love and laughter…such a great legacy to leave her family.
    Much love to each of you,

  4. Lisa says:

    Diane & family, Please know that I’m thinking of you at this most difficult time. Your mom, (Ma) will always have a special place in my heart. Love you Diii annnnn!! Lisa Murray Velozo

  5. Crystal DePasquale says:

    Thinking of the Tonks Family and memories of a sweet woman.

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