Obituary of Phyllis M. (Scalise) Tanasi
Phyllis M. (Scalise) Tanasi, 99, born in New Britain on February 27, 1920, died September 12, 2019. She was predeased by her loving husband Paul Tanasi and their dog Choppers. She was the oldest of six siblings predeceased by Anthony & William Scalise, and Constance (Scalise) Lepito. Her sisters Susan Krawiec and Jean Scotella, are the last of Charlies and Angelina Scalise’s children. She is survived by brother in law John Scotella and sister in law Rose Scalise.
Phyllis has two daughters; Carol (Tanasi) Gionfriddo, (predeceased Salvatore Gionfriddo) Darlene (Tanasi) Morris and her husband Lloyd C. Morris. She has four grandchildren Dena Morello, Steven & Brian Gionfriddo and Angela Michaud. Phyills has 6 great grandchildren: Tiana Morello, Nicolas & Gianni Gonzalez, Maya and Kai Gionfriddo and Charlotte Gionfriddo. There are many nephews and nieces and she was Godmother to Keith Scalise.
Phyllis attended local schools, worked at Fafnir Bearing Co. and Topps Clothing. She had many wonderful friends. She loved to decorate her home and make floral arrangements. The New Britain Senior Center was a favorite of hers, especially Bingo and Luncheons. She loved dolls and things that glittered. One wonderful soul who will sorely be missed and always in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held Friday (Sept. 20, 2019) 9:00 AM from the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St Joachim Parish (St. Ann’s Church) North St. New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dog Star Rescue 12 Tobey Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002.To send flowers to the family of Phyllis Tanasi, please visit Tribute Store