Phylliss M. Ray, 91, of Montgomery St., Hamilton, NY, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Norwich, NY a daughter of Emmanuel and Rose LeGreca Mirabito and was a graduate of Norwich High School. On February 23, 1952, Phylliss married Donald J. Ray who predeceased her on August 29, 2015. Phylliss and Donald were married 63 years. Phyllis had worked as a telephone operator and then for Vantine Studios in Hamilton at one time. She was primarily a homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook, enjoyed crafts and playing cards.
Phylliss was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Hamilton.
Surviving are her children, Donald R. and Kathy Ray of Livonia, NY; Robin A. Knudtson of Highland, MI; Christopher Ray and Cheryl Stevenson of Hamilton; grandchildren, Donald M. Ray and Cara Britton of Geneseo; Joshua W. and Mary Grace Ray of Morrisville, PA; Alicia and Joshua Eisenhart of Rochester, NY; Rebecca and Aaron Gillette of Owosso, MI; Shane and Vicki Knudtson of Surprise, AZ; great-grandchildren, Ayla, Oren, Reese, Taylor, Elliana, Casandra, Evelynn, Abel, Anthony and Hannah; a sister, Sandra Ames of Virginia Beach, VA; several nieces, nephew and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia J. Ray, a son-in-law, Lynn Knudtson, a brother, Emmanuel Mirabito, and a sister, Virginia Northrup.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1pm Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church, 16 Wylie St., Hamilton, NY, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton.
Friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday from Noon until 1pm prior to the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, or to the Rescue Mission, 293 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.