Richard L. Phillips, 84 of Manchester, husband of Sandra R. (Schatz) of 60 years passed away at home on Wednesday, June 27th. Born in Hartford to Albert Phillips and Marie (Goba) Smith. Richard worked at FINAST before retiring as a Steel Fabricator for L & L Ensworth & son. He was a lifetime member of the East Hartford Elks and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Manchester. Richard was an avid golfer, sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing, and woodworking.
He is survived by his sons Richard L. Phillips, Jr of Medford, PA and David J. Phillips of Waterford, and his grandchildren Chelsea M, Callyn E and Carley P. Phillips, dear friend Marc O’Keefe and his wife Katie and their family of Tolland, his sister Dorothy Zionts of Phoenix, AZ, nieces Diane Choquette and Debra Phillips and nephew Alan Phillips and his wife Karen. Besides his parents, Richard is pre-deceased by his brother Albert.
The family would like to offer thanks for the loving care provided by the Visiting Nurses of Vernon and the Hospice Program.
Family and Friends may call Saturday June 30 from 9:00-10:00 AM at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM at the Funeral Home celebrated by Reverend Douglas Barclay of Concordia Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at East Cemetery 220 E Center Street Manchester. Those wishing may make memorial donations to Concordia Lutheran Church 40 Pitkin St. Manchester, CT 06040 or online at www.concordiamanchester.org. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.