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Mary Phillips

June 03, 1944 - May 29, 2020

Public Visitation - Friday

June 05, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home

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Boulger Funeral Home

Mary Phillips

June 03, 1944 - May 29, 2020

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It is with deep sadness we announce that Mary Katherine Phillips, age 75, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 in Fargo, North Dakota.

Mary, the daughter of William and Joan Androski, was born June 3, 1944 in Scranton, PA. She attended Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh and graduated in 1963. She attended secretarial school for a short while and began working for the Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C. She married Gerald Phillips August 5th, 1967 at St. Mathews Cathedral in Washington D.C. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Fargo, ND to start a family.

In Fargo, Mary worked for the Internal Revenue Service and later became a full time house wife where she raised three children. Mary loved spending time with her three grand children whenever she could. She enjoyed reading (seamed she could never put down those romance novels), Knitting, and volunteering at the YMCA and church. Her Catholic faith was very important to her and rarely missed a Sunday Mass.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald and both parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Phillips; son, Patrick Phillips; son, Michael (Rachel) Phillips, all of Fargo, ND; two brothers, Bill (Debbie) Androski, Pittsburgh, PA; John (Joanna) Androski, New York, NY; two sisters, Susan Deile, Wayne, NJ; Barb Stoker, Pittsburgh, PA; three grandchildren Keila Phillips, Andrew Phillips, and Mia Phillips of Fargo.

The Phillips family would like to give a special thank-you to the staff at Rosewood on Broadway for their excellent and compassionate care of Mary in the year she spent with them.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 5, from 10 AM-12 PM at Boulger Funeral Home Fargo, ND. Mary’s final resting place will be at the Fargo National Cemetery with her beloved husband Gerald.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. ALZ.Org

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5 responses to “Mary Phillips”

  1. John Androski says:

    I was Mary’s little brother and enjoyed the love and attention that Mary (and Jerry) showed me over the years. She raised 3 wonderful children and grand children!

    It saddens us that due to Covid 19 we cannot fly up to show our love to Mary and the kids but was glad to see her in March. Look forward to sharing her memory in Fargo when things get back to normal.

  2. Carol Gentille says:

    Mary was my sister-in-law married to my brother Jerry. The two of them fell in love in 60’s. I can still remember when I met Mary. She was such a nice person. I am a better person for having known her. She will always remain a special person in my heart.

  3. Vicki L Heiler says:

    Christine is a dear friend and I wish I could have known her mother Mary, better. What I did know of her will always leave a lasting impression. I was so pleased to have given her the gift of music when she was at Rosewood.
    Mike and I really enjoyed the few times we went camping together with the Phillips.

  4. Rosella M Vanek says:

    Condolences to Mary’s family. I worked with her back in the Internal Revenue Service Days. We were both secretaries and did coffee breaks together sometimes. Remember when her first child was born. After she left the IRS we all got busy and lost touch. Thought about her when I traveled 10th Street and saw the “blue” house (I think blue) to the west of 10th. Didn’t know if they stayed in Fargo or not. She was a gentle person. Looks like she had a good life with Gerald raising the three children. I didn’t know that she had lost her husband. I know she loved him very much.

  5. Diane Hilborn says:

    We send our condolences on the passing of Mary. My father Virgil also resided in the Memory Care Unit at Rosewood and also passed away in May. Our thoughts are with you.

    The Hilborn Family

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