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Christel Hedi (Muller) Philbrick

January 11, 1937 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 83)


Christel Hedi Philbrick, age 83, of Hebron, passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2020.  Born in Mambachel Germany on January 11, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Hedwig (Decker) Muller.  Christel leaves a legacy of beloved family members, five children and their spouses, Ronald Philbrick, Ernest (Vicki) Philbrick, all of Plymouth, NH, Alexander Philbrick of Hebron, Heidi (Craig) Warren of Columbia, Kathleen Philbrick (Jim Shea) of Amston; thirteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a brother, Karlheinz Muller of Germany; a sister, Alice Spitsberg of Minnesota; and numerous extended family and friends. Christel married her beloved husband, Frank on December 19, 1957.  The couple shared 49 years of marriage before he predeceased her in September of 2006.  Christel retired several years ago after a diverse career in retail sales. She loved shopping, impromptu lunch and dinner dates, gardening, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and her two pet cats.  Most importantly, she will be remembered as a patient, loving, and devoted mother and grandmother.   A celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be announced.  She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, NH.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Hebron Interfaith Human Services, 20 Pendleton Dr. Hebron, CT 06248.  The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit

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