Charles "Sonny" L. Phillips Jr.

March 17, 1953January 20, 2019

Freeport, ME- Charles “Sonny” L. Phillips Jr., 65, of Lambert Road, passed away on January 20, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Portland on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1953, a son of Charles L. Sr. and Eleanor (Gormley) Phillips. A graduate of Freeport High School, Sonny also attended various trade schools, including culinary arts. He had a quick wit and was known for his one-liners, although you had to listen closely! He was also known as a hard worker, an artist, a chef, a gentle giant and a caregiver to the disabled. Sonny loved and owned classic old cars, spending time with his dogs, collecting antique clocks and reading. He also loved South Freeport and his beloved, “Lambert Road”, and was especially proud of his Irish Heritage.

He was pre-deceased by his mother and a sister, Susan Phillips.

He is survived by his father, Charles Phillips Sr. and his longtime partner Maryann Proulx of Gorham; sister, Nancy Phillips Scott and husband Brad of Gorham; brother, Mark A. Phillips of North Carolina; sister, Diane Phillips of Freeport. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. His beautiful, gentle and kind spirit will be greatly missed.

A private service will be held in the spring.

Please visit to sign Sonny’s online guest book.


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Charles "Sonny" L. Phillips Jr.

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leatrice DiConzo

January 31, 2019

Nancy, Diane, Mark and families, I am so very sorry for the loss of Sonny he was always a smiling face to be seen, he brightened up any room. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Much love

Donna McCluskey

January 27, 2019

Nancy, Diane & Mark, I was so sad to hear about Sonny. He was always so friendly and kind when I visited the house. My heart is breaking for you all.

Theresa Ezzio Nitschke

January 27, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Sonny’s passing. His sister, Diane and I were close friends in high school and I came to know Sonny through my friendship with Diane. Sonny was always so kind and warm-hearted. My heart felt condolences go out to Diane, Mark and the rest of the Phillips family.

paul nichols

January 27, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing.
As whippersnappers, with Sonny as the leader of our "secret scarecrow club", or later, we were often amazed at how much he knew about so many things. Whether it was building log cabins out back, art, music, cooking, or just how people work, he instinctively knew things.
He pulled us kids along with him in many endeavors, pushing envelopes, real, and generous. He taught me to drive down the Little Sebago camp road, laughing at how erratic I was avoiding potholes. So many memories. I wouldn't be surprised if he has already taken some new friends under his wing. Rest in peace, Sonny.

Sue & Steve Small

January 25, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. May you be comforted with warm memories of Sonny and the love and support of family and friends.
His loving spirit will always remain in your hearts.

Sending love, prayers, and sympathy,
Sue & Steve Small

marcella chaisson-purinton

January 25, 2019

I am so terribly sad to hear of this news, I worked with Sonny at Pineland Center back in the day and I loved him dearly, we remained friends after Pineland but just kind of grew apart in our lives. I thought of him often and always hoped I would run into him somewhere. Rest in Peace my dear friend, you will be sadly missed for sure.

Doreen Maxfield

January 24, 2019

My favorite Sonny memory was when he stopped by the spring street house one Christmas eve and went straight to the recliner in the living room....all the little ones stared in awe and proceeded to climb in his lap and tell him what the wanted for Christmas. He sat with them till they all had a turn!. Love you Sonny...say hi to all we miss for us