August 13, 1924 - January 4, 2021
Phyllis Ericson Gustafson, age 96, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on January 4, 2021. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Paul L. Gustafson. She was born in Hartford on August 13, 1924 to Fred and Julia Ericson. Her family spent much time at Freja Lodge and Freja Park with other Swedish families. Phyllis was a graduate of Hartford Public High School and Cambridge Secretarial School. She worked at several companies, and retired from Society for Savings. Phyllis was an avid reader, and she was never without a book. She leaves her two beloved daughters and their husbands: Karen and Richard Jahne of Wethersfield, CT, and Paula and Michael Pratt of Warwick, Rl. Phyllis was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother! She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren: Erik Jahne and Stacy Vocasek, Robin and Nick Casioppo, Douglas and Colleen Pratt, and her precious great-grandchildren Preston and lvy Pratt and Freja Casioppo. Her family was her greatest source of joy, comfort, and loving support. Phyllis was a long time active member of Broadview Community Church in Hartford, CT. Phyllis and Paul raised their family in Wethersfield, CT. After his death in 2000, she moved to Avery Heights and spent many happy years there. She served on many committees and made many new friends. The family would like to thank her caregivers on Noble 2 for the years of comfort and friendship that they provided to her. She was predeceased by her three sisters: Astrid Addison, Dorothy Conners, and Elizabeth Whinnem. She leaves many nieces, nephews, and special friends at Avery. Phyllis looked forward to her phone calls from Janet Chin, Annie Mosher, and Carol King. The family is very appreciative of the care she received at both Hartford Hospital and Avery Heights as she battled Covid-19. There are not enough words to thank the nurses, social workers, and recreation therapists who communicated with us daily, and allowed us to FaceTime with Mom.The family is grateful for the opportunity to have two compassionate care visits with our mother in her last month. We cherish these moments. A private service will be followed by burial in Rose Hill Memorial Park. The family hopes to have a post-Covid memorial gathering for friends and family sometime later in 2021. Donations may be made to Friends Way, a bereavement center for children and teens, 765 W. Shore Rd., Warwick, Rl 02889. Please honor Phyllis's memory by wearing your mask. Please share condolences, memories, and photo tributes at Rosehillfuneralhomes.com.
Phyllis Ericson Gustafson, age 96, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on January 4, 2021. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Paul L. Gustafson. She was born in Hartford on August 13, 1924 to Fred and Julia Ericson.... View Obituary & Service Information
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