West Boylston-Phyllis M. (Sandy) McAuliffe, 88, of West Boylston passed away Sunday, September 3 in UMASS Medical Center, Marlborough.
Her husband, John O. McAuliffe passed away in 1976. She leaves two sons, Michael O, McAuliffe and his wife, Lisa of Florida and John F. McAuliffe of Somerset; a granddaughter, Kristen McAuliffe of West Boylston; nieces and nephews among them, James Bzydra and Michael Bzydra; many loving cousins among them, Sr. Margaret O'Brien of Killarney, Ireland; Anne Marie Borowski and Robin Borowski both of Marlborough and Catherine Nickerson of West Boylston; many close friends; acquaintances and neighbors; among them the Lux family from Ohio, Nancy Kezer and Lynn Valois both of West Boylston who thought of her as a second mother. Two sisters, Barbara Bzydra and Shirley Early predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of James A. and Mary E. (Wallace) Sandy and graduated from the High School of Commerce Class of 46'.
Phyllis was a switchboard operator for Worcester Envelope Company for several years before retirement, prior to that she worked for Heald Machine Company for 10 years and the Norton Company for 25 years. She was also a dispatcher for the Town of West Boylston Police and Fire Departments for 10 years. Phyllis was very proud of also being a Police Matron for the West Boylston Police Department for 35 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Good Counsel Church. Phyllis was a life long democrat and loved to follow local and national politics. When she wasn't watching MSNBC she was rooting for her favorite team the New England Patriots and her favorite player, Tom Brady.
Visiting Hours are Friday, September 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston Street. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 9 at 11:00AM in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester Street. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater New England 101A First Avenue, Waltham, 02451 or to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.