Friday, April 16, 2021


Phyllis Ogilvie Verrillo


Phyllis Verrillo, 87, of North Branford passed away peacefully on Feb. 28 with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony G. Verrillo. Phyllis was born on March 8, 1932, in Bangor, Maine, to the late William and Phyllis (Driscoll) Ogilvie.

She loved growing up in Bangor, especially her grandmother’s farm. After moving to Connecticut, she and her young family traveled back yearly for family gatherings at her parent’s “camp” on Lake Lucerne. Phyllis’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she loved unconditionally.

She was the mother of Gerald (Debra) Verrillo of Guilford and Cheryl (Douglas) Vine of North Branford. She was the grandmother of Tanya Vine, Jared (Lauren) Verrillo, Sharon (Mike) Ferrara, Tim (Julia) Verrillo, Douglas (Kelley) Vine, and Kelsey (Brett) Leis. She was the beloved great-grandmother to eight children. She is also survived by her brother William (Arlene) Ogilvie and her nephew and many nieces.

There will be a graveside service at the All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Ave., North Haven, on Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit In lieu of flowers and to honor Phyllis’s giving spirit, please consider a donation to VITAS Hospice, 199 Park Rd. Ext., Middlebury, CT 06762.

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