Ethel R. (Brady) Phillips, 80

Ethel R. (Brady) Phillips

Ethel R. (Brady) Phillips

SOUTH PORTLAND — Ethel Ruth (Brady) Phillips, 80, of Landry Circle, passed away on July 5, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

She was born in Portland, a daughter of James and Evangeline (Murphy) Brady Norton. Ethel attended Portland schools.

She married Anthony Phillips on May 18, 1958 and together they raised four daughters.

She worked at Norge Village Laundromat and later at Pratt-Abbott Dry Cleaners, retiring in 1994. To keep herself busy, she did seamstress work for the correctional department in Windham as well as for friends, family and neighbors.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1985; brothers, Richard Ward, Frank Brady, Mike (Sonny) Brady and William (Billy) Brady.

She is survived by her daughters, Pam Poole of Long Key, Fla., Cathy Phillips of Santa Ana, Calif., Patty Phillips of Windham and Toni Bailey of South Portland; three grandsons, and two granddaughters; sister, Rose Pierce of Hiram; a brother, Fred Brady; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland, where a funeral was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Burial followed at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to an organization supporting cancer and/or diabetes research.

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