Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Phyllis M. Berfield

July 16, 1955January 2, 2020
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Phyllis Marie (Violanto) Berfield, 64, of Lynn, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, January 2, 2020. A lifelong resident of Lynn, Phyllis was born in Dorchester on July, 16, 1955 to the late Pamela Violanto.

Phyllis was a dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant at the Devlin House for 15 years. She then went on to work for the New England Home for the Deaf where she worked for the past 16 years. She had a passion for cosmetics and was considered to be a professional esthetician. She was also an honorary member of the “Best Mothers Club.”

She was the cherished mother of Charles “Chaz” M. Berfield II and Andrew P. Berfield; the devoted girlfriend of Thomas Naimo; the former spouse to Charles M. Berfield; and the dear BFF to Lois Passanisi and Tricia McIntosh. Phyllis is predeceased by her mother, Pamela Violanto.

Visiting hours for Phyllis will be held on Monday, January 6th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM. Friends and family are respectfully invited to join. Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody



  • Visiting Hours Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2020


  • Burial


Phyllis M. Berfield

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Peter Boyd

January 6, 2020

Sorry to hear about the loss. Phyllis was a fixture in the lives of many growing up.
Condolences to the family.

Leslie Bateman

January 5, 2020

To the Berfield Family
I worked with Phyllis years ago at the Devlin, she was a fun person and wonderful to work with. I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏🏻

Laurie Grenier

January 5, 2020

Phyllis will always be remembered as being beautiful both inside and out. She was a dedicated worker and very supportive co-worker. Rest peacefully, Phyllis 😘👼

Alice Zwicker

January 4, 2020

She was a wonderful, caring, funny, friend that we were friends going back 17 years. Will be greatly MISSED., by all who knew and loved her.
All those from NEHD
Rest well. Love ❤