Phyllis M. Anzalone Carr, 92, formerly of Theresa

WATERTOWN, NY —  Phyllis M. Anzalone Carr, 92, formerly of Theresa, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Samaritan Medical Center, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Carr was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Samuel V. and Josephine Fioretto Anzalone, she graduated in 1944 from Watertown High School.

On Feb. 23, 1947, she married Clifford F. Carr, Jr. at the rectory of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Redwood with the late Reverend Edmund Dumas officiating. Mr. Carr passed away in January 2014.

Mrs. Carr was employed at the New York Air Brake in Watertown from 1944 to 1945, Sam’s Grill in Theresa and the Theresa Primary School from 1969 to 1988.

She was a member of the Theresa Senior Citizens, VFW Auxiliary in Theresa, St. Theresa Avila Catholic Church, Parish Council and the Altar & Rosary Society in Theresa, a former Boy Scouts of America Den Mother and Girl Scouts of America Brownie Leader.

Mrs. Carr enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren, crossword puzzles, reading, bowling, playing golf, traveling and garage sales.

Survivors are a son Clifford P. (Eydie), Champion; three daughters, Lona (Stan) Breitkopf, Palmyra, Joan ( Larry) Evans, Seneca Falls and Julie (Fred) Schweitzer, Cicero; a brother, Samuel “Sonny’, Naples, FL; a sister, Patricia Smith, of Rochester; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Larry, two sisters, Joan Marie Anzalone and Rita Butler and a granddaughter, Stephanie Breitkopf, all died before her.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church with Reverend Christopher Looby officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Theresa.

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Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Ave. Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620.