Thomas O. Phillips, Jr.

Thomas O. Phillips, Jr., 83, of Port Charlotte, FL, died May 14, 2013 in the Tidewell Hospice Center, Port Charlotte. He was the son of the late Thomas O.  and Ella M. (Vaughan) Phillips.

He was born in New Bedford and lived in Mattapoisett, Wareham and California before moving to Florida.

Mr. Phillips graduated from Fairhaven High School and El Camino College, Hawthorne, CA.

Mr. Phillips was a shipping clerk at Northup Co in California for many years before retiring. Previously he worked at Morse Twist Drill, C.F. Wing and Tobey Hospital.

He enjoyed reading and watching movies.

Survivors include a brother, Wayne B. Phillips of Crestline, CA; a sister, Barbara Bauer of Mattapoisett; many nephews and nieces including Diane Duarte of Arcadia, FL, his primary caregiver for the last several years. He was the brother of the late Earle and Robert Phillips.

His graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Pine Island Cemetery, Mattapoisett.

Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

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