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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Phyllis M. Close, 91, of Galeton, PA

Phyllis M. Close, 91, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

Born September 24, 1922 in DuBois, PA, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine Vizzo. Phyllis was a 1940 Graduate of DuBois Central High School. She was married to Albert A. “Jabby” Close who preceded her in death. 

She worked at Galeton Production for 21 years, was a member of St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church in Galeton, a member of the St. Bibiana’s Catholic Women’s League, and a member of the Galeton VFW Ladies’ Aux. 

She greatly enjoyed going to the Senior Center, babysitting, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Surviving are a son, James (Sharleen) Close, Coudersport; a daughter, Angeline (Nicholas) Felegy, Orefield, PA; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was predeceased by a brother, Joe Vizzo, and two sisters, Mary Pennington and Mildred Schmidt. 

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, and on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 10:00 to 11:00am at St. Bibiana’s Catholic Church in Galeton with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00am. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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