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At age 98, Phyllis passed peacefully on August 4, 2020 at Morgan Estates, Geneseo, NY. She was born on February 19, 1922 in Towanda, PA to the late Richard and Tessie (Elliott) Benjamin. She is also predeceased by her siblings; Betty Niemann, Janice Shaffer, Meylert Benjamin, and Carol Benjamin. Survived by her children; Charles McCabe (Shirley Gleockner) of Elmira and Susan (Victor) Ducot of Mumford; grandchildren, Robert Watkins, Tara (Ron) Wall, Kristian Ducot, and Nicolas Ducot; great-grandchildren, Michael, Vinny, and Carys Wall; and many nieces & nephews.
Phyllis lived and worked in Elmira for many years. After graduating from high school in 1940 she attended secretarial training and later became an executive secretary for Elmira Savings Bank for over 20 years. Family was very important to Phyllis and she was “Nana” to many. During her life, she always enjoyed painting. She won many awards for her artwork and sold numerous paintings over the years.
No formal funeral services will be held; the family will have a private interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com