In Remembrance of Kathryn "Kay" Alice Rinaldi Phillips


Kathryn "Kay" Alice Rinaldi Phillips

Galloway, New Jersey and formerly of Dunmore June 17, 1934 ~ December 24, 2011 Date of Service: December 30, 2011

Kathryn "Kay" Alice Rinaldi Phillips, 77, of Dunmore, PA and Galloway, NJ went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2011.

She was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother, and a beloved grandmother who touched the lives of everyone she met.
Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Alice Oleksy Rinaldi and Salvatore Rinaldi.
She attended Dunmore High School (1952) and married (1954) Leonard Phillips (deceased).

Surviving her are her three children Deborah Thomas, Michael Phillips, and Luann Ibbotson.
Kay will be deeply missed by her children as well as her sons-in-law, Jerry Thomas and James Ibbotson, and daughter-in-law, Abby Phillips.  Kay was also blessed with grandchildren Jesse, Erik, and Dustin Thomas; Leonard Rye, Bria, and Harlan Cole Phillips; great-grandchildren Justus, Jeriko, and Chase Thomas; two brothers Vito Rinaldi and John Rinaldi (deceased).

Kay enjoyed knitting, gardening, shopping and cooking. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. She cherished cooking the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes for family on Christmas Eve and sipping coffee while sharing her famous nut and poppy roll on Christmas morning.

The funeral will be Friday with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.   Friends may call Thursday evening in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore from 5-7 p.m.

Those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church. 

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Shari Watson
Posts: 6
Re: In Remembrance of Kathryn "Kay" Alice Rinaldi Phillips
Reply #6 on : Fri January 20, 2012, 16:54:56
She had a blessed and long life. Now she's in a better place. I will miss her. Keep your head up. <3
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Re: In Remembrance of Kathryn "Kay" Alice Rinaldi Phillips
Reply #5 on : Fri January 13, 2012, 13:11:10
my deepest sympathy & condolences go out to the family.

mary anne bordo
Catherine N. McDonnell
Posts: 6
Sorry for your loss
Reply #4 on : Thu December 29, 2011, 14:46:25
LuAnn and Family.

My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss.
Jill Smith
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God Bless
Reply #3 on : Thu December 29, 2011, 14:42:02
Luann, Debbie and Michael,
I am very sad to hear of the passing of your mother. Although I did not know your mother, if she was anything like Luann, she must have been very special. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, Jill Smith
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Reply #2 on : Wed December 28, 2011, 11:42:28
Debbie, Michael and LuAnn. I just want to share my sympathy with you. Your Mom always treated me as a close friend and I have many good memmories sharing times with her and your dad.
You can be proud of the way you cared for her in the last years of her life.
Love, Fuzzy
Bess and Peter Varsalona & Family
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Kay Phillips
Reply #1 on : Tue December 27, 2011, 21:18:27
Debbie, Michael and LuAnn, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your wonderful mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mom was a great lady and I will always remember some of the special times I spent with her when I was younger. I recall some of her advice, her great sense of humor and how she always made my mom laugh! I am sure you all have wonderful memories of your mom and may those memories bring you comfort at this time. Love, Bess, Pete and boys