Phyllis Walsh, our Mom, of Sierra Winds, Peoria, AZ left her earthly life on Oct 27, 2016. A retired nurse, Phyllis was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada and grew up in a large family.
Mom graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing in St. John’s in 1939 where her first job paid $53.73 a month. In 1940, she moved to Argentia, Newfoundland where she became nurse- in-charge at the U.S. Naval Air Station.
She married U.S. citizen Donald Walsh in 1943, moved to the U.S. in 1944 and lived in Garden City, New York for many years. They had two children, Douglass Roy Reitter (husband, Robert) and Jay Walsh (wife, Brigitte).
Phyllis became the President of the Garden City League of Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, and was a volunteer for the Family Service Association of Nassau County, N.Y. She loved bowling, bridge and other activities at the Garden City Country Club. An avid golfer, she was very active in the Sun City Country Club. She also enjoyed serving others in the Sun City area by volunteering at Boswell Hospital, Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, and Sierra Winds, where she was a true friend to her fellow residents and led an active social life.
Also celebrating her life are granddaughter, Elaine Bonifacic, three grandsons, Timothy Roy, David and Matthew Walsh, and five great-grandchildren, D.J., Billy and Emily Bonifacic and Liam and Owen Roy –all of Allendale, New Jersey. Two surviving sisters, Douglass Frampton and Rita Simonds, live in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
In lieu of flowers donations are gratefully accepted for the Sierra Winds Employee Appreciation Fund. 17300 N 88th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382.Print Obituary & Condolences