Phyllis Randall McCall, 89, of Colchester and formerly of Salem, passed away Saturday (April 28, 2018). Born Dec. 17, 1928 in Norwich, she was the daughter of Calvin Hale and Ethel (Randall) McCall, Sr., late of Salem. Phyllis graduated from the former Chapman Technical High School in New London in 1946 and continued her education at the Wm. W. Backus Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. Throughout her career, she worked at Backus Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and area convalescent homes before her retirement in 1994. Phyllis was a member of the Congregational Church of Salem. She was a 71+ year 7th degree Golden Sheaf Granger and had served as Master of the former Salem Grange for many years and went on to join the Ledyard, and finally Colchester. Phyllis was also a 50+ year member of the former New London County Pomona as well as the State and National Grange. She had also been active with the Salem Historical Society and the Backus Hospital Alumni Association. In addition to her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Calvin “Sizzer” McCall. She leaves her sister-in-law, Verna McCall; a niece, Robin Shaughnessy; two nephews, Jeffrey and Robert McCall; four grand nieces, Tiffany, Sarah, Susan and Kristy and three grand nephews, Brayden, Noah and Weston; her dear longtime friend, Don Howell; as well as many friends and fellow Grangers. The family will receive guests 5 – 7 PM Thursday (May 3rd) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, with a Grange Memorial Service at 6:30 PM. The Funeral will be observed 11:30 AM Friday (May 4th) directly at the Congregational Church of Salem (located at 244 Hartford Road - Rte. 85). Burial will follow in the McCall family plot at Pleasant View Cemetery, Lyme. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or to Hospice SECT, 225 Dunham St., Norwich 06360.
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston
2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Tampa FL 33607
Hospice Care of Southeastern Connecticut
227 Dunham Street, Norwich CT 06360