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Phyllis Pelosi

PORTLAND, MAINE — Phyllis Pelosi, 89, died on March 17, 2010, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. Born in Dover-Foxcroft on June 1, 1920, as the daughter of Robert H. and Mona Gould Jones, Phyllis graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Trull Nursing School in Biddeford, and the University of Maine.
She was certified as an Occupational Health Nurse and as a Mental Health Counselor. Mrs. Pelosi worked at Portland Copper, National Semi Conductor and retired in 1983 from Fairchild where she had worked for 23 years. 

Phyllis was a gifted artist and poet. The family shares the following which she wrote:

Quiet Days
Now comes the time of ‘can’t.’
Can’t walk alone.
Can’t do my garden chores.
Can’t vacuum or hang
out clothers.
Can’t sleep without pills.
Or cook my own meals.
So many ‘cant’s.’
Now I have to adjust to ‘cans.’
I can read, I can dream
And I can resign myself
to ne thankful
For all my many ‘haves.’
For my faithful family.
For my garden that
will bloom again.
And for my many friends
Who support and cheer me
Through these long, quiet days.

Next of Kin

Phyllis Pelosi was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Victor J. Pelosi Sr.; a son, Brian Pelosi; a sister, Muriel Graham and a brother, Robert Jones Jr. She is survived by a son, Victor J. Pelosi Jr. of Portland; two grandchildren, Jillian Gayle and Michael Brian Pelosi of Portland; a sister, Jacqueline Kimball of Dover-Foxcroft; as well as a daughter-in-law, Diana Pelosi of Westbroook.
Phyllis A Pelosi was a long time communicant of St. Pius Church and a singer in the Church choir.

Visiting hours were held on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 2-4 p.m., at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, March 22. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 22, at St. Pius Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. Express Online Condolences to the family at www.ctcrawford.com
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In lieu of flowers donations, Make donations to:
The Animal Refuge League
P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, Maine 04098Originally Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 19, 2010
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