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“My deepest condolences to the family. Your mother was a great neighbor and we always had a connection to Maine, being that we were both born in Maine...Read More »
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“I will miss you Grammy ”
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“One of the things that I remember is the hand made Christmas gifts made by her and her family. Every year, I looked forward to seeing the neat...Read More »
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“Dearest Brenda, and family...Tom and I wish to send our deepest condolences. She was your mom,your friend, and your wolrd. You saw to her every need....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tom and Jean Grass - Wethersfield, CT

“Charlie & Brenda,,, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your Mother...We went to school together way back at New Park Ave. and HPHS... ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Laurie Berry - Enfield, CT

“Dear Charlie & Family: I was so sorry, to hear of your mother passing away. She was a wonderful lady, who cared so much for her husband and...Read More »
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“Always so happy to see her lovely face and family at family events in Vermont, you had such a soft presents and a warmness that instantly set others...Read More »
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Phyllis H. York, 91, of West Hartford, CT, widow of William E. York, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at home. Born and raised in Hiram, ME, the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Rankin) Howard, Phyllis graduated from the Fryeburg Academy. She and William married on August 16, 1946 and moved to the Hartford area in 1950, eventually settling in West Hartford, in 1969. Phyllis dedicated her life to her family. She loved her home where she could often be found knitting, crocheting, and baking. In her later years, it was her time with her grandchildren that gave her great joy. If you ask them, no one could rival her cookies, dumplings, or her hand-knitted socks and afghans. She is survived by 7 children, Gail Kenney of Bristol, Charles York and his wife Carol of Tolland, Brenda Rodriguez of Bloomfield, Denise York of East Hartford, Esther York of Windsor Locks, Yvette York of West Hartford, and William York Jr. and his wife Anne of Suffield. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday, 4 – 7 p.m.. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.