John A. Phillips “Tony” of New Milford, CT, past away Tuesday September 8, 2015 in New Milford Hospital at the age of 70.
He was born November 24, 1944 in Montreal Quebec Canada son of the late John and Mary Margaret (Haight) Phillips. He graduated from Newtown High School in 1962 then served in the Navy until 1966. On June 12, 1965 he married Sandra Lewis in Newtown. New Milford residents for the past forty three years Tony worked as a Customer Engineer for IBM in Norwalk. After thirty five years he retired then drove a School Bus in New Milford for All Star Transportation for seven years. He was a twenty seven year member and past president of the Water Witch Hose Company #2 in New Milford and a member of the Destroyer Escort Association of the U.S. Navy.
Tony is survived by his wife Sandra of New Milford, CT, his daughter Jennifer Casey and her husband Kevin of New Milford, CT, his son Scott Phillips of New Milford, CT, his sister Cathryn Phillips of Waterbury, CT and his five grandchildren Daniel, Thomas, Joseph, Cameron and Alyssa.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday September 13th from 4 to 7 pm at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday September 14, 2015, 10 am. Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Water Witch Hose Company #2, 8 Prospect Hill Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.¬
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