Phyllis E. Verrilli

29 March, 192523 July, 2020

Phyllis Verrilli, a resident of Monroe for 64 years, passed away on July 23, 2020.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on March 29, 1925, she was the daughter of Leon and Eleanor Galemba. She graduated from Roger Ludlowe H.S. in 1942. She was employed at Vitramon, Inc., from where she retired after 20+ years of service.

She was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Church from 1956 until her death. She enjoyed tag sales and finding treasures. Cooking on the holidays was her specialty.

A devoted wife and mother, she was predeceased by her husband John of 58 years, and is survived by her 2 children, Gerald, his wife Gail, and Audrey Bleakney, widow of Kurt Bleakney. She has 4 grandchildren, Michele, Carl and Sonja Cizmazia and Jesse Bleakney, 4 great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Gregory, Emma and Sarah, and a great-great granddaughter, Aanika.

There will be a service at the Monroe Center Cemetery on Old Tannery Road at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests will be asked to wear a mask at the cemetery. Online condolences may be left at


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, 29 July , 2020


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Connie & Tony Zerella

31 July 2020

Dear Gerry, Gail & Family,

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your Mom today and always. Your family has our sincerest condolences.

Connie & Tony Zerella

Mimi Canepari

31 July 2020

God Be With You, Phyllis~
and Peace be with the family~
I have missed seeing Phyllis on my weekly trips up to my kids house on B.H. Road. It was always so great to see her outside, 'working' in the yard. She'd always have time to sit and chat with me, while we watched my grandkids, the Schneiders, play on the street.
It was so easy to talk with her and reminisce about the past.
We are thankful for all the great memories she's left with us and we are so glad we got to know her gentle soul.
She will be dearly missed by all of us~
Gus and Mimi Canepari & the Schneider Family

Mary Orsillo

29 July 2020

To Audrey, Jesse and extended family:
My sympathies to all of you . I have fond memories of your Mom, spending time at her house when we were kids and in Girl Scouts. She always had a smile and kind word about our family when I saw her at her famous “tag sales”! I will miss seeing her driving over our road to your house!

Mary Orsillo and family

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