Filomena (Phyllis) DeFonzo, 84, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2013.
She was born on April 15, 1929 in Schenectady, N.Y. A daughter of the late Enrico and Filomena Mastrantonio, she was predeceased by her sisters Estelle Ferraro and Dorothy Handi and her brother Joseph Mastrantonio.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, John, and her daughters, Janice (Kevin) Regan of North Haven and Elaine (Gary) Serio of Guilford. She is the loving grandmother of Lindsey (Brad) Allard and Kevin Regan, Jr. of Hamden, Shelby Regan of Brookline, MA, and Jamie and Brittany Serio of Guilford. Phyllis is also survived by her great-grandson, Ryan, her sister-in-law, Joan Mastrantonio, and several nieces and nephews.
Prior to retirement, Phyllis was employed by Winchester Firearms and the Edward Malley Company as a customer service representative. An avid fan of the New York Yankees and UCONN Women's Basketball, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.