Phyllis Vece of Branford died July 30 at her home, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. Phyllis was born May 21, 1931, in New Haven, daughter of the late Anthony and Maria Merola Constantinople.
She worked at Harco until her retirement in 1993. Phyllis was an animal lover, especially her cats and her dog, Jack. She was a fan of horror movies and she was a huge Luke Bryan fan, attending many of his concerts with her son.
She is survived by her son James (Maria) Vece of Branford; her grandsons Christopher (Jessica) Vece and Matthew (Alison) Vece; and her great-grandchildren Kaydence, Avery, Peyton, Giovanni, and Dylan. She is also survived by her sisters Barbara Constantinople and Adrian Chavarry, and her dear friend Sandy.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Kim and the staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and the VNA Hospice staff for the compassionate care given to Phyllis during her illness.
Her funeral left the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 N. Main St., Branford, Aug. 3 for a Mass of Christian burial in St. John Bosco Parish at St. Mary Church, 731 Main St., Branford. Friends called at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Branford Compassion Club, 2037 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT 06471. For an online memorial, see www.wsclancy.com.