CARTHAGE, NY — Kathleen A. Phillips, 73, Tamarack Drive, passed away peacefully at her home under the care of her loving family on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in West Carthage, NY.
Born July 6, 1949, in Gouverneur, NY, to the late Glen “George” & Eleanor Jane Besaw, she graduated from Gouverneur High School.
She married the late Kenneth Vernon Phillips on Nov. 28, 1969, at the United Methodist Church in Gouverneur, New York.
She started her career as a store clerk, she worked at several places, Dairyland, Mikes Quick Stop, Atlantic Mini Mart, and Video Plus, all located in Carthage, NY.
Kathleen was best known for spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, her hobbies included reading, bowling, crocheting, puzzles, and crafting. She was the chairman of the Wilna Champion Transportation. Past President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, she was also a member of the Bassett-Baxter Post #789, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for 2 ½ years.
She was a lifelong member of the Gouverneur Methodist Church.
She enjoyed drinking cappuccinos with her friends and her Thursday night concerts.
Kathleen is survived by her children; two sons, Kenneth (Angel) Phillips, and Kurt (Robin) Phillips, and a daughter, Katrina (Bill Hugo) all from Carthage; and several siblings, Karen (David) Gilson, Black River; Elizabeth Daniels, Gouverneur; Glen (Kathy) Besaw, Gouverneur; Ellie (Herb) Simmons, Fowler; Shelley (Eugene) Prashaw, Richville; and Steven Besaw, Antwerp; along with 7-grandchildren, Amanda, Jordan, Cody, Shantel, Kendra, Kenny, and Ashley. Along with her 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; Mr. Phillips died on Dec. 27, 2006, and a sister, Anastasia Powers.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, with The Reverend Canon P. Lundy officiating in the chapel of the Lundy Funeral Home located at 500 State Street Carthage, NY. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Watertown, NY.
Memorial donations can be made in Kathleen’s name to the Natural Bridge Rescue Squad 27570 High St., Natural Bridge, NY 13665.
The family is being cared for by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY.
To leave a message of sympathy for Kathleen’s family please visit www.lundyfuneralhome.com and sign the tribute wall.