MASSENA — Mrs. Alice D. Phillips, 86, of 69 East Orvis Street, Massena, died Tuesday evening, July 18, 2006, at her daughter's home in North Syracuse.
She was born April 24, 1920, in Cadyville, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and Rose (McKillop) Delaney. She graduated from Cadyville High School and Plattsburgh Normal School. She then received her bachelor's and master's degrees from SUNY Potsdam.
She married Harold B. Phillips on Dec. 2, 1944, at the St. James Catholic Church in Cadyville. Mr. Phillips predeceased her on March 19, 1979.
She was an elementary teacher, beginning her career at a one-room school house in Cadyville, later moving to Massena, where she taught at Twin Rivers School, retiring in 1986. Her greatest enjoyment was being with her family. She was a former communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Massena.
She is survived by her 10 children, Elizabeth Love, of Norfolk, Margaret Wallace, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.,
Patricia Concis, of W. Melbourne, Fla., Robert Phillips, of Brookfield, Conn., Thomas Phillips of Massena, William Phillips of Neenah, Wis., Joan Roden of North Syracuse, Gail Cameron of Cohoes, Gary Phillips of Plattsburgh, Kathleen Allen of Pulaski, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gertrude Fatcheric of Syracuse, Katherine Carter of Merritt Island, Fla., Clare Fatcheric of Syracuse; two brothers, Dr. Donald Delaney of Chevy Chase, Md., and Gerald Delaney of Saranac. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Francis John "Frankie" Phillips, Sept. 2, 2005; and two brothers, Dr. Raymond and Michael Delaney.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, 100 N. Main St., Massena. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bayley Road, Massena, with the Rev. J. Michael Gaffney, pastor, celebrating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Central NY, American Heart Association, or your local SPCA.