BEDFORD Phyllis C. Scarfone, 79, Bedford, formerly of Ormond Beach, Florida, passed away at 10:08 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.
Born December 5, 1929, in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Governali) Sapienza. She married Joseph Scarfone on October 27, 1951.
She was a homemaker and had been employed at Bulova Watch Company on Fifth Avenue in New York City where she got to meet Jackie Gleason, academy award winner Celeste Holmes, and Eleanor Roosevelt among many other celebrities. She enjoyed reading, cooking, potting plants, taking care of her grandchildren, and the music of Queenespecially Freddie Mercury. Phyllis was active in her community schools, the Catholic church, and local politics as a member of the New York City Board of Elections.
Joseph Scarfone, Ormond Beach, Florida
Dominick Scarfone and wife, Tammy, Bedford
Jack Scarfone and wife, Michelle, East Fishkill, New York
Rosanne Bent and husband, John, St. Charles, Illinois
Anthony Scarfone, Joseph Scarfone, Nicholas Bent, Shannon Bent, Daniel Bent, Megan Bent, and Andino Scarfone
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack Sapienza; and sisters, Isabella Sapienza, Rose Corletti, and Frances DeLaurentis.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
While we will always miss her smile, charm and loving compliments, we are comforted that she is home with the Lord and her family in Heaven. The family would like to thank Dr. Allmon, the medical, and nursing staff at Dunn Memorial Hospital and StoneBridge assisted living as well as medical staff.
Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society