Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Phyllis M. Chiappa
Phyllis Maria Chiappa, of Washington Twp. (former lifelong Madison resident), passed away peacefully in Morristown on Friday, June 30, 2023 after a long illness. She was 66.
Phyllis is survived by her two devoted brothers, Samuel Chiappa and his wife Karen of Clermont, FL & Philip V. Chiappa and his wife Valerie of Lopatcong, NJ; her six cherished nieces & nephews, Christopher Chiappa, Jason Chiappa, KimberlyChiappa, Helena Chiappa, Olivia Chiappa & Joseph Chiappa and his husband Gabriel; three great-nieces & nephews; and many extended family members and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph S. & Carmela R. Chiappa.
Phyllis was born in Morristown on February 12, 1957 and raised in Madison with her two brothers. She was a graduate of the Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown where she discovered her talent as an opera singer. As a young woman she performed on many occasions with Villa Walsh throughout New Jersey. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from St. Elizabeth University in Convent Station.
Phyllis had a career spanning over 30 years as the office manager at Tropar Manufacturing in Florham Park. She was dedicated to her company and enjoyed working with her colleagues and friends there.
Phyllis had profoundly deep faith, attended mass regularly and prayed the rosary. She was humble and always put others before herself. Phyllis had a genuine warmth and giving nature. Phyllis was extremely talented at crocheting. She took great pride in her projects and put her heart into completing each one. Phyllis brought joy to her family and friends by making them blankets as a token of her love and appreciation.
Phyllis treasured her family and was especially proud of her nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She always tried to keep a positive outlook and had a strong will to live, especially during her many years of physical illness.
Phyllis will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family and friends. May she Rest in Peace.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main Street, Madison.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent Martyr RC Church, 26 Green Village Road, Madison. Those who wish to attend the mass virtually may do so by visiting www.svmnj.org
Interment will follow at St. Vincent's Cemetery, Madison.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Phyllis’ memory to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852
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