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Rita R. Phillips

Saratoga Springs, NY – Rita R. Phillips, 77, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

Born April 5, 1934, in North Adams, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ouilia and Mary (Petrie) Masson.

In addition to her parents, Rita is predeceased by her husband George E. Phillips who passed away February 13, 2006.

Survivors include her son, Randy (Debra) Phillips; grandchildren, Kyle and Brandi Phillips; sisters, Marlene Fondry and Gloria (James) Smith; and great-granddaughter, Alyxandra Steepe.

Rita loved going to hear her grandson play his drums at all his gigs. She will be greatly missed.

There will be no public calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012, at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Rd., Schuylerville.

Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, (518) 584-5373.

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