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Phyllis L. DeNisi

Obituary for Phyllis L. DeNisi

June 25, 2018
Hamden, Connecticut

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt


Phyllis Liscio DeNisi, 84 of Hamden died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale DeNisi. Phyllis was born in Monteleone di Puglia, province of Foggia, Italy on January 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Carmela Pagniello Liscio, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life. She was a seamstress for twenty years, having worked for Duckster Sportwear Co. of Hamden and Robby Len Swimwear Co. of New Haven, retiring in 1991. Phyllis was devoted to her loving family. She loved gardening, animals, the sun, and she loved spending time with her Centerbrook friends. Above all, she truly believed in and loved God. Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Chiarina (Eugene) Lockery of Hamden and Laura (Timothy) Martin of Fort Mills, SC, two sons, Anthony (Bernadette) DeNisi of Killingworth and Robert DeNisi of Hamden, one brother, Louis (Judy) DeNisi of East Haven, one sister, Vera Liscio of Wallingford, and five cherished grandchildren, Melissa Lockery, Gina, Kali and Tess DeNisi, and Shane Martin.
Phyllis' family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. in St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Memorial contributions in Phyllis' name may be made to the ASPCA, Attention Gift Processing Ctr., P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20077-7121, or online at card, or by calling 1-800-628-0028.

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