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