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Phyllis C. Orlando


Published May 07, 2019

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Phyllis C. Orlando of Branford died May 6 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 17, 1931, in New Haven, daughter of the late Vincent and Florence DellVecchio Mase. Phyllis is survived by her children, David Orlando (Jeanne), Ernest Orlando (Jo-Ann), Lita Blitz (the late David Blitz), and Kris Orlando (Elizabeth). She also leaves three siblings, Marie Fucci, and Victor and Gennaro Mase, in addition to her ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers Vincent, Michael, Edward, and Ernest Mase.

Phyllis was an avid reader, as well as a devoted Yankees fan. She enjoyed nothing more than cooking and sharing holidays with her children and grandchildren, especially during Christmas.

Her family would like to thank the VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice for all of their love and support.

The funeral will leave from the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 N. Main St., Branford, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary Church at St. John Bosco Parish, 731 Main St., Branford at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will take place prior to the funeral from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice, 753 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT 06437, or Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. For directions and an online memorial, see

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