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Phyllis M (Horne) Anthony

July 10, 1925 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Anthony (Horne), Phyllis M. of East Boston, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family in her 98th year, on August 31, 2023. 

Loving daughter of the late Stanley and Evelyn (Smith) Horne.

Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Leo Anthony Sr.

Devoted mother of Lawrence L. "Larry" Anthony Jr. and his wife Carol of Danvers, Kathleen Kelly and her late husband Edward John of Framingham, Robert E. Anthony and his late wife Jacalyn of East Boston, and the late Phyllis Cohen and her surviving husband Gerald Cohen.

Dear sister to William Horne, Kenneth Horne, and the late Marilyn, Margaret "Peggy", Richard "Buddy", Edward, and Robert "Bobby".

Cherished grandmother of Michael Anthony, Lawrence L. "Larry"  Anthony III, Carrie Brangiforte, and the late Laura Kelly.

Adored great grandmother of 9 great-grandchildren

Special great-great grandmother of 4 great-great grandchildren.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Phyllis's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston, on Thursday, September 7th from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM before leaving in procession to St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church for a 10:00 AM mass celebrating her life. Services will conclude with Phyllis being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett with her beloved husband. May they rest in peace. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Phyllis's name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers MA.

Phyllis was born on July 10, 1925. She was raised in Dorchester, MA, by her loving parents and surrounded by her 7 siblings. She was the oldest of the family and helped her mother raise her younger siblings. Later in life, she met the love of her life Lawrence, who she married in 1947. They were married 55 1/2 years  before Lawrence passed away in 2002. Together, Phyllis and Lawrence built a life together which included their four children. They loved to go dancing on Saturday nights together, it became their weekly tradition. Phyllis was a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church for many years, attending Saturday afternoon mass every week. She was a part of the St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Senior Center. All who knew Phyllis knew her hair was always styled and done no matter what. Every Friday she went and got her hair done, even after she was no longer able to take herself, her son Robert would take her to make sure it looked perfect as always. She loved sitting at home with her crossword puzzles with the Red Sox on in the background. She loved indulging in her favorite foods, especially lobster rolls and Chinese food. She loved the holidays when everyone was together, enjoying the food and the company. She and her husband are now reunited in heaven, ballroom dancing and embracing each other again.

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September 7, 2023

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
September 7, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church
59 Ashley St.
East Boston, MA 02128

September 7, 2023

11:30 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149


Care Dimensions
75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923
Tel: 1-978-223-9786
Web: https://giving.caredimensions.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2080&mfc_pref=T&2080.donation=form1


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