Phyllis Marie Taylor

Shaftsbury, VT – Phyllis Marie Taylor, 72, a resident of Shaftsbury, Vermont, passed away peacefully on January 24th, 2023 in Shaftsbury, Vermont.

She was born in Bennington, VT on August 27th, 1950 to the late Ruth Cook and Augustine Brownell Sr.

Phyllis attended Shaftsbury Elementary School before attending Mount Anthony Union Highschool, where she began high school on the opening day of the school. She later graduated in 1990 before attending the Community College of Vermont. Phyllis received an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts before furthering her education at the Putnam Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing, where she received her nurse Practitioner’s license.

She worked at Westen Hadden for many years, as well as Crescent Manor. Phyllis relocated to Rutland for a few years, where she was employed at the Gil Oddfellows Home.

She used to enjoy cake decorating, specifically for wedding cakes. Some of her favorite hobbies were crocheting, doing Sudoku and word search puzzles. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bingo at the Elks Lodge and was a part of the family bowling league. Phyllis also loved to go shopping and eat out.

Phyllis is survived by her two children; Matthew S. Budro (Jo-Ann) and Lynn M. Peters (Danny); her grandchildren; Matthew Michael Budro (Kaylee Tobin), Kaylynn Ryea, Christopher Ryea, Trevor Burnham, and Amber Burnham, and her great-grandchildren; Onyx and Irow Budro. She is also survived by her five siblings: Augustine “Augie” Brownell Jr. (Jane Mayer), Gloria Jean Harrington, Virginia Harrington, Diane Harrington (Ray), and William Brownell (Lorette Bissette). She has one aunt surviving, Belle Cook (Francis Moon) and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Phyllis was predeceased by one brother, Anthony Brownell, and two brother-in-laws, Mike Harrington and Wayne Boublin.

Friends are invited to call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on February 3rd, 2023 from 11-12pm. At 12:00pm, a funeral service will be held at the funeral home. The burial will take place in the spring in the family lot at Rosewood Cemetery in White Creek.

Memorial contributions in honor of Phyllis may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

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