WILMINGTON, MA — Phyllis A. (Muse) Hailey, age 86, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 at the Woburn Nursing Center.
Phyllis was born on April 5, 1931 in Wilmington; she is the cherished daughter of the late John F. and Mary L. (Dulong) Muse. Phyllis was raised in Wilmington and graduated from the Wilmington High School.
Phyllis married James A. Hailey and the couple spent many wonderful years together. They loved to travel and socialize with their families and large group of friends.
Phyllis was an active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church, where she regularly attended 8 a.m. church services. Phyllis was very involved in the social activities of the church; she was a member of the VMW and served on the Visitation Committee of the VMW. She was also a member of the Rebecca Sarah Circle and offered her support to others by joining the Widow’s Group. Phyllis was a regular participant in the church suppers, church fairs, where she was known for her famous “corn chowder” and other events, often bringing a large group of friends to help with the attendance.
Phyllis also volunteered her time in the local community; she was part of the Wilmington Women’s Club and she served and cooked for the St. Paul’s Meal Program in Lowell. Phyllis was a very generous person who enjoyed giving her time and talents to those in need.
Phyllis was a wonderful person; always a smile and a kind word to those she came across. She will be missed by her family and those whom she considered her extended family.
Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late James A. Hailey, cherished daughter of the late John F. and Mary L. (Dulong) Muse, dear sister of the late James Muse, Wilfred Muse, Walter Muse, Melvina Orlowski and Victoria Muse, loving aunt of Judy McFeeters & her husband George of Wilmington, Arlene Lehr & her husband Fred of WA, Mary Orlowski of Wilmington and Arthur Muse, Great-Aunt of Debi Tyler & her husband Jason and Bryan McFeeters & his wife Kerrie, Michael Lehr & his wife Patti, Darlene Lehr & her partner Dave and Thomas Lehr & his wife Leslie, great-great aunt of John & Emma Tyler and Connor McFeeters. Phyllis was also very special to Joe, Betty, Colleen and Erin McMahon, as well as many friends.
Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, November 13th from 11:00 – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Phyllis’ name may be made to the Fuller House, Attn: Activity Fund, 32 Franklin St., Stoneham, MA 02180.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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