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Phyllis M. Sears

April 14, 1923 — December 21, 2020

Phyllis M. Sears, 97, of Shelburne, NH, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born in Westfield, MA on April 14, 1923 the daughter of John D. and Mary (McCracken) Watson and lived most of her life in Western Massachusetts. She moved to the Whitney Farm in Shelburne in 1984 after her husband, Ken, retired. She was a Life Member of the AMC and was a member of Holy Family Church.

Family includes her son-in-law Gordon Woodford of Granby, CT; grandchildren Karen Woodford of Granby, CT, Cheryl Woodford and husband Al Goduli of Tiburion, CA and Scott Woodford and wife Joyce of Feeding Hills, MA; 2 great grandchildren; nephews Earl Mayhofer, Jr and wife Carol of Bourne, MA and Lance Mayhofer and wife Annette of Roseville, CA and friends Ken and Paula Simonoko of Shelburne, NH and Lucie Kenney of Shelburne, NH. She was predeceased by her husband William Kenneth Sears, a daughter Kay Woodford, her sister Dorothy Mayhofer and her best friend Ivan Kennedy.

A Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Family Church on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10am. Interment will follow in Wheeler Cemetery in Shelburne. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home, Gorham, NH. Memories and messages of condolence may be shared online at

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