Phyllis Chirico

Phyllis Chirico

Wednesday, March 3rd, 1920 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Phyllis Chirico, 100, of Palatka, passed from this life on Saturday January 23, 2021 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following a brief illness. Born in New York City, New York, Phyllis moved to Putnam County in 1980 from Ft. Lauderdale where she had lived since 1951. While living in Ft. Lauderdale, Phyllis worked as a main baker in the Broward County School System for 20 years. Upon moving to Palatka, she worked 10 years with Storybook Cottage where she cooked all the meals. She was a Catholic and had attended both St. Moncia Catholic Church and College Park Baptist Church. In her leisure time, Phyllis enjoyed knitting for the new borns at the hospital, working with her ceramics and in years past, she enjoyed traveling with her husband Tony.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Anthony Chirico, Sr., a son, Anthony Chirico, Jr., a sister, Dorothy Destefano, son-in-law, Larry T. Wright, a great-granddaughter, Toni Ann Johnson and many other loved ones.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Ann Wright and Ernest Chirico, grandchildren, Laurie Feagin (Bobby), Anthony Chirico, Shelly Chirico, Wendy Driggers (Talmadge), Jennifer Beback (Jeff), Amanda Korber (Jonathan) and Ernest Chirico (Jenny), great-grandchildren, Greggory Johnson (Alma), Jason Thornton, Jacquelyn Boberg (Brian), Tony Chirico, Nicco Chirico, Jonathan Fields, Nathan Fields, Arielle Driggers, Taylor Driggers, Melanie Moreno (Edgar), Ryann Beback, Payton Beback, J.T. Korber, Grace Korber, Madison Chirico, Gianna Chirico and Rosie Chirico, great-great-grandchildren, Nathan Johnson, Colton Johnson, Kennedy Boberg, Benjamin Boberg, Piper Moreno and Emma Moreno.
Graveside services will at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Oak Hill West Cemetery with Bro. Barry Beauchamp officiating. No public visitation is scheduled.
Due to Covid 19 concerns, all attending will be required to wear facial coverings when not practicing social distancing.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Phyllis’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Service

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 11:00am
    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Brother Barry Beauchamp
  • Interment

    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Posted at 04:56pm
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Jenny and Ernie. May our Prayers of Peace surrounded your entire family!
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Terry, Tina, Nikki, AJ and Ally

Posted at 02:54pm
An amazing woman will truly be missed. Sending lots of love to the whole family.
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Ken and Marilyn Hart

Posted at 10:15am
A sweet lady with plenty of spunk. Always a smile on her face. She was a great neighbor who made all who entered her circle very welcome.

Marie Votino

Posted at 10:40pm
We are so BLESSED that you were a part of our lives.
Enjoyed all the times our families spent together over the years. You always brought a smile to everyone.
We have so many wonderful memories to hold in our
HEARTS forever. We will MISS you, but we know you are
now in GODS LOVING CARE. Love, Marie, Susan & Billy


Annette Beach

Posted at 05:07pm
You always know this day will come, but when I think of my aunt Phyllis I have so many beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. I will keep you in my heart and hold dear to me the good times we all shared growing up with you in our lives. You are now in a beautiful place surrounded by all the people you love. I will always cherish the time we were able to spend with you. Love Annette


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