Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


Cela Phillips

19 November , 194328 August , 2019

Phillips, Cela- Age 75, of Plymouth, passed away on August 28, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born in Fall River, Ma to the late James McPhillips and Ceclia Concanon. Loving mother to Edward Swirbalus, his wife Joanne of Plymouth and Lauren McKeever, her husband Mark of Scituate. Beloved grandmother to Julia and Joseph Swirbalus and Joshua and Casey McKeever. Cherished sister of Beth Mansfield, her husband George of Carver, Mary Darling, her husband Michael of Pembroke and Tricia Ross, her husband George of Kingston. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will take place on Tuesday September 3, 2019 from 4-8pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 10am from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Tuesday, 3 September , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, 4 September , 2019


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Paula (May)Haumann

4 September 2019

I was sorry to hear of Cela's passing. We were classmates at Quincy High School in 1961and got together at our 50th Reunion and Mini reunions later. One of the many memories we shared is when I was a patient of hers at Quincy City Hospital.
Her kindness and sense of humor will what I will remember of my friend Cela. RIP MY FRIEND PAULA

Joan Whittemore

2 September 2019

I am very sorry to learn of Cela's passing. I worked with her at
Harvard Pilgrim for years, and she was a very kind and compassionate person, and wonderful nurse. My deepest condolences to Lauren and her brother and family. May she RIP.

Joan Madeiras Whittemore