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Official Obituary of

Felicita "Phyllis" A. (Foglioni) Tyrrell

August 5, 1936 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Felicita "Phyllis" Tyrrell Obituary

Felicita Ann "Phyllis" Tyrrell, a long time Canton resident passed away peacefully on March 28, 2024, at the age of 87.

Phyllis grew up in Framingham with her mom and dad, Fred and Anna Foglioni and her brothers, Tony and Al. She attended Framingham High School and then New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing becoming an RN.

She met her husband Leo “Tiger” Tyrrell on a blind date and then got married in 1958. They settled in Canton, had four children Michael, Peter, and Nancy, and John, and have resided there ever since.

In 1974, Phyllis became the Nurse at Canton High School beginning a 25 year career there and was very active both at the school and in the community.

Phyllis was a very devoted wife and mother who so enjoyed her family and their many activities. Her husband Leo was a high school basketball coach for 18 years and she never missed a single game as his biggest fan and statistician. She also loved attending her children’s hundreds of basketball and baseball games, swim and gymnastic meets, and cheering events.

She was an avid golfer and long-time member of Wampatuck Golf Club in Canton and Cedar Hammock Country Club in Naples, Florida where she and Leo spent the colder months after retirement. Phyllis also loved spending time on the beach in West Dennis on Cape Cod.

Phyllis had an extremely caring and outgoing personality, and more than anything loved helping anyone in need, particularly her many students at Canton High School.

Phyllis’ beloved husband Leo passed in 2005. She was a loving mother to her children Michael and his wife Laura of Bluffton, SC; Peter and his wife Mary of Andover; Nancy Usher and her husband Mark of Canton; and John and his wife Debbie of Marblehead. She also cherished her 10 grandchildren Tucker, Brittany, Brooks, Taber, Hunter, Miller, Lizzy, Andrew, Tim, and Anna.

The entire Tyrrell Family would like to thank the amazing staff at Cornerstone at Canton for all the love and caring they provided Phyllis during the last seven years.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 2nd from 4-7 p.m. at Dockray and Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St. Canton, MA. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, April 3rd at 11 a.m. at St. Oscar Romero, Canton. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Canton. 

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