Anna Phillips

Died: Jul. 7, 2012

Visitation: Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Burritt Hill Funeral Home - 332 Burritt Street, New Britain
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Service: Tuesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. at Burritt Hill Funeral Home - 332 Burritt St., New Britain
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Cemetery: St. Mary Cemetery - 1309 Stanley St., New Britain
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Anna (Silverio) Phillips, 81, of New Britain, died peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Phillips. Born in New Britain, she was one of ten children of the late Antonio and Maria (Diemente) Silverio. She was a lifelong City resident and a member of St. Ann Church. Mrs. Phillips had a great appreciation for music, especially jazz, and she enjoyed trips to New York City where she loved the shows on Broadway. Her true passion was her family, and she especially treasured time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Holiday gatherings with her home cooking were cherished by all. A loving mother, she leaves four children, Maria Groody and her husband Edward of Wolcott, Daniel Phillips, Edward Phillips, Jr. and his wife Cristina, all of New Britain, and Rosalie Mengual and her husband Juan of Simsbury; seven grandchildren Antoni, Laurie and her husband Paul, Nick, Danielle, Michael, Devin, and Seth; two great grandchildren Nick, Jr., and Leah. She leaves a brother Arkaline Silverio of Harwichport, MA; a sister Minnie Rosiek of New Britain; and several nieces and nephews. She made her home with her sister Minnie, and her devoted granddaughter and caregiver Danielle. She also leaves her lifelong and dearest friend, Claire Pietras of New Britain. She was pre-deceased by her granddaughter Katieanna. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Burritt Hill. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share your sympathy, please visit us at


Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Anna was a wonderful woman and cherished by all of you. We hope you find comfort in knowing that she is at peace and is now with her husband and Katie Anna. With love and sympathy, The Scinto Family Kathy, Lenny, David and Rachell

— Kathy Groody Scinto

Dear Maria, Daniel, and Rosalie, I have fond memories of your Mom from years ago visiting Maria and seeing Mom next door and at various family gatherings. She was always so delightful. It was very obvious how precious she was to you all. My sincere condolences to you. I am unable to attend services unfortunately, as I am scheduled to give the GED exam on Tuesday . I will be thinking of you.

— Maureen Brown Colbert

Maria, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

— Terri Franzi

Danny, Danielle, Mike, and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Just know she is in a much better place and she is finally at peace. Ron and Bobbi Cislo

— Ron & Bobbi Cislo

Maria, My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.

— Brenda Coppola

My Aunt Anna was one of those people who was always there for everyone in her family. She did not work outside of her home but she put in long hours at home taking care of her parents, brothers and sisters, her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. All she ever wanted was to have her children have a good life and to share with them all the good things families do. I will miss her dearly because I loved her very much and I am proud that I had an opportunity to have her in my life.

— MaryAnn Fillion

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Leo F. Buscaglia Maria, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you.

— Bob and Pat Perrone

Sorry for your loss. May time help to heal you.

— Debbie Abreu

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