PITTSFIELD – Sue E. Phillips, 89, of Pittsfield, formerly of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Concord Hospital surrounded by her children.
Born on June 10, 1931 in Dresden, Maine, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Amelia (Brown) Rittall.
Sue was educated in the local schools and graduated from Turners Falls High in Mass. in 1950. Sue went on to earn her Associates Degree in Nursing. She worked as a Licensed Nursing Assistant at Catholic Medical Center for 10 years and later as a registered nurse at Maple Leaf Healthcare for over 12 years until her retirement. In the late 60’s, Sue worked at Doc’s White House in Manchester to earn some extra pocket money to take her kids on fun outings. Sue was very involved with her children and volunteered as a Cub Scout den mother and corps mother for the Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps.
In her retirement she enjoyed gardening, beading, quilting, crocheting and donating her time to the local VNA singing group “Hearts in Harmony” as well as being a member of St. Francis Choir in Litchfield. She moved to Pittsfield in the last year and enjoyed the fellowship and community of Park Street Baptist Church. Sue lived for her family, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her world and she will be greatly missed.
Besides her parents, Sue was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Manuel “Manny” Phillips on April 4, 2020; sisters, Maxine Saltmarsh, Gwendolyn Little, Helen Healy and brothers, John Rittall and Chetley Rittall.
She is survived by her children, Rose Bournival of Pittsfield, John Phillips and his wife Terri of Bristol, Maureen Noel and her husband Ron of Pittsfield, Bruce Phillips and his wife Susan of Pembroke and Mark Phillips and his wife Wanda of Manchester; her sister, Marion O'Meara, twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A walk thru visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6th from 5 to 7 P.M. in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Highway, Epsom. In accordance with state and local guidelines, all attendees must wear face-coverings and adhere to social distancing as directed. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 7th at 11 A.M. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Underground Railroad, 1950 W. Corporate Way, Anaheim, CA 92801 or ourrescue.org To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.stilloaks.com
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Operation Underground Railroad
1950 W. Corporate Way, Anaheim CA 92801