Phyllis B Plotkin

October 22, 1931July 10, 2018

NORWICH – Phyllis B. Plotkin, 86, died surrounded by family at her home on Tuesday, July 10th.

Born in the Bronx, NY on Oct 22, 1931 to the late Max and Rose (Bernstein) Barber, the family moved to Connecticut where Phyllis graduated from N.F.A. in 1949. She married her beloved husband Sidney Plotkin in 1951 and spent 32 wonderful years together until his passing.

Phyllis and her husband owned and operated their own jewelry and gift business in Clinton, CT and enjoyed their time together at work and home truly showing how two become one in a marriage.

She was a congregant of Beth Jacob Synagogue and an integral part of the sisterhood thereof. In her later years, Phyllis devoted her time and love to her grandchildren who gave her much joy.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Mark Plotkin and wife Meryl, Daughters; Marge Stehman and husband Peter, Amy Filburn and husband Ron, sisters; Marsha Gillette and husband Bob, grandchildren; David Plotkin and wife Meaghan, Jason Plotkin, Sarah Salce and husband Reed, Jonathan McCoy and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister; Pauline Israelite and her husband Stanley.

Memorial Services to be held at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich, CT on Thursday, July 12th at 11am with procession to Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3 on Middle Rd., Preston, CT. Donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the Center for Hospice Care of S.E. CT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.

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  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Phyllis B Plotkin

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Sharon LaRosa

July 12, 2018

To Marge & Family,
I just want to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
Sharon LaRosa

Erin Beit

July 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your family’s loss! I remember meeting her in high school, going to her apartment with Dave.

Dave and family, my thoughts are with you. Sending you all strength and love!

Erin (Harwood) Beit

Shelley Gallimore

July 11, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Your mother was a kind and beautiful person.
Shelley Gallimore

Elaine Miner

July 10, 2018

Dear Plotkin Family,
We are deeply sad for your loss and we will miss her very much. Praying for your strength at this difficult time. We've lost a wonderful person while heaven gained a beautiuful soul. We love all of you. Elaine-Bruce-Everett-Eric

Nancy Shuss

July 10, 2018

To All,
So love,friendship and sympathy. I have SO many years of memories, I will forever cherish.
Phyllis and I “picking” on Sid—- time in the jewelry store—sharing in Passover — babysitting for Garrett !! Sharing stories between all of us — and our children!
Many crazy and fun times I treasure.
I will forever hear her laughter, see her warm smile and keep her in my heart
Love you,