Phyllis Petersen
Tuesday
12
October

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
St. James Catholic Church
6 Green Street
Cazenovia, New York, United States

Memorial Contributions

Caz Cares, 101 Nelson Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035 or to the Alzheimer's Association, CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305

Obituary of Phyllis E. Petersen

Phyllis E. Petersen, 88, beloved Aunt, to a large extended family passed away peacefully Wednesday October 6, 2021. Phyllis was born to Raymond and Helen Petersen on July 8,1933. Phyllis received her Master's Degree in Library Science from Le Moyne College, and worked at S.U.N.Y. Morrisville for 34 years as a Librarian. As a life resident of her hometown Cazenovia, New York Phyllis devoted herself to the Saint James Catholic Church serving as an Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Durkin Committee. She kept active as a member of St. Peter's Bone Builder Program and Saint James Tai-Chi Program, she was often seen practicing Tai-Chi at the local parks. She further showed her love for the community by volunteering at Caz Cares. However, her first priority was her family. She was devoted to her parents, sister and brother-in-law, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews. Phyllis's last days were spent at Brookdale Memory Care in Fayetteville, and the family would like to thank Brookdale for making her time there extremely happy. Phyllis is survived by her nieces and nephews, Timothy (Margaret) Ryan of Tafton PA, Kathleen Ryan of Brewerton, Howard (Beth) Ryan of Cazenovia, Raymond Ryan (Colleen) of Clay, and Pamela Ryan of Syracuse; her brother-in-law, Edward B. Ryan of Ocala FL; 12 great nieces and nephews, and nine great grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her sister Janice Petersen Ryan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a m., Tuesday October 12, 2021 in St. James Church, 6 Green Street in Cazenovia. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Contributions in Phyllis's memory may be made to Caz Cares, 101 Nelson Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035 or to the Alzheimer's Association, CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1305. To leave a message of sympathy for the family, please visit www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com.
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