Patricia Ann (Phillips) Neafie, 78, formerly of Huntington Mills, died Friday morning, January 31, 2020 at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City, New York.
Born May 16, 1941 in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of the late George Edward Phillips, who died April 20, 2005 and Margaret Adelle (Olive) Phillips, who died June 11, 1987.
Patricia attended elementary school in Washington, DC and graduated from Central London High School in London, England. She later earned her BS degree in Education and in Russian from the University of Maryland.
She taught high school for four years and she also worked as a substitute teacher for four years. Later, she was a government worker at Walter Reed Medical Center for 18 years. More recently she had been employed as a part time secretary for the Northwest Area School District until her retirement.
Her hobbies were quilting, crocheting, crafts and loving animals.
Surviving are her two children: Andrew Phillip Neafie, of Benton and Starlee (Neafie) Qualter, of Bardonia, New York; two grandchildren: Kerry Anne Qualter and Thomas Edward Qualter. Also surviving are her brother, John Christopher Phillips; Nieces: Molly Phillips Rinker, Jennifer Phillips and Amy Phillips Moore; two nephews: Ned and David Phillips.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Edward Phillips, II on Dec. 12, 1990 and a sister, Margaret Joy Jarosiewicz on February 5, 2007.
Private Graveside Services will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Harveyville with Pastor Paul S. Moseley, Sr., officiating. The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc. of Benton is honored to serve the Neafie/Phillips family. For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com
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