ANGELA ‘ANGIE’ PHILLIPS

Posted May 26, 2009, at 7:55 p.m.

BANGOR – Angela Phillips “Angie,” 85, a native New Yorker, transplanted to Maine with her husband, Bobby Phillips, in the 1970s. She fell asleep May 25, 2009, and is awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Angie was known as the nurse “with the cap on the back of her head” by many of her patients that she cared for with expertise and boldness at Taylor Hospital, Bangor. She retired from nursing in the late ’80s. Angie enjoyed volunteering in the soup kitchens and was an active member of the “Y” players. She loved to sing and act. Angie was a staunch supporter of St. Jude Children’s Foundation and gave generously to that organization for more than 50 years. One of the highlights of her life was meeting Sammy Davis Jr. in person. She adored Frank Sinatra and fondly recalled seeing him perform at the Paramount Theater in New York. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bobby; daughters, Lynn Tolman and Judith Colavito; a brother, Jack Colavito; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Angie’s husband and family thank Dr. Toby Atkins, Callie and the staff of the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor, for the care, kindness and patience they showed her as she journeyed towards the end of her life. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. Gifts in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale St., Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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