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Mrs. Diane Phillips

Published: 11/29/2012

Mrs. Diane Phillips, age 63, of Parrottsville passed away Saturday morning, November 10, 2012, at home with her husband, Charles Phillips and sister-in-law Nancy Shea by her side.

She was preceded in death by her father Edward Staruk and sister Susan Staruk both of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.

She is survived by her husband Charles Phillips of Parrottsville, son Tony Phillips of St. Augustine, Florida, son Cody Phillips and daughter-in-law Alison Phillips of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mother Helen Staruk, twin sister Joyce Staruk, and niece and nephew Calla and Ed Staruk Gillies, all of Vineyard Haven, MA.

She also leaves behind many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends up and down the East Coast and in the mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Diane will always be remembered for her smile. When she walked into a room, the room would light up, and all seemed well. She was a joy to all of us and our lives are better for having known her.

Leaving Boston in the early 70's after attending Boston College, she lived in Mystic, Conn., the Florida Keys, and the past 14 years in Tennessee. She once said, "Bloom where you are planted," and that's exactly what she did.

A ceremony will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Bahia Honda State Park of the Florida Keys. Services in Tennessee and Martha's Vineyard will be planned for 2013.

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