Obituary : Beatrice A. Phillips
Beatrice Agnes Phillips of the Atria-Woodbrier Assisted Living Center in Falmouth and formerly of Spring Street, Vineyard Haven died on Thursday, July 3, at JML Nursing Care Center in Falmouth. She was 103 years old.
Beatrice was born on Nov. 8, 1904 in Roxbury, the daughter of Forrest Francis Phillips and Lillian Catherine Reilly. She was a graduate of Girls High School in Boston and also the Burdett Secretarial College.
She worked for the New England Power Company, now known as N-Star, in Boston and Westborough for 43 years as a secretary, accountant and in the payroll department.
She resided in South Boston, Boston, and Brighton before retiring to Martha's Vineyard in 1969. She was active in St. Augustine's Church in Dorchester and was a member of the Women's Guild and was also a regent for many years of the Daughters of Isabella. On the Island she was a parishioner of St. Augustine's Church in Vineyard Haven.
Beatrice was athletic all her life and enjoyed bowling, skiing, and swimming. She was a long-time volunteer for the Martha's Vineyard Hospital and member of the Vineyard Haven Senior Center. She most of all loved her cats.
Beatrice was predeceased by her brother, Robert Phillips, and her dear friend, Mary Ferrari. She is survived by her friend Mary Shute of Osterville.
Her funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine's Church, Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, July 8 at 12 pm. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Vineyard Haven.
Donations may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.