Phyllis E. (Kendig) Caruso

  • Died: January 10, 2017
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

Phyllis E. (Kendig) Caruso of Waltham, formerly of Newton, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017 at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She was 81.
Phyllis was a graduate of Newton High School and had worked as a travel agent at Arriva Travel in Newton Corner. She was an avid reader and fan of all Boston sports teams. She loved her family and spending time with her granddaughters, knitting, poetry, music, spending time at the beach. She also had a special love of animals.
She was the loving mother of Jodie Chicco of Waltham and Julie Kelly and her husband William of Natick and devoted grandmother of Casey and Caitlyn Kelly. Sister of Rea Kendig and his wife Rose of Burlington and the late Richard Kendig and his surviving wife Loretta formerly of Newton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St., NEWTON CORNER, on Sat., Jan. 14 at 10 AM followed by a service in the Newton Cemetery Chapel at 11 AM. Visiting hours are Fri. 4-7.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Phyllis to Bristol Lodge 205 Bacon St., Waltham, MA 02451 or the Animal Rescue League 10 Chandler St Boston, MA 02116 would be appreciated


Condolence & Memory Journal

so sorry hearing about the death of you mother , we are cousins. i remember your mother as a young girl she was very beautiful and kind. her loss effects me strongly, as we were born just months apart .
keeping you in my prayers cousin virginia leacy

Posted by Virginia Leacy Price - LaPlata, MD - Family   January 13, 2017


So sad to hear.
My sincere sympathies to you two and your families.

Posted by Beth Holland - Boston, MA - Friend   January 12, 2017

What a great person Phyllis was. Sorry for all about your loss. Love, Jack.

Posted by Jack Kelly - Waltham, MA - Family   January 12, 2017

Jodie and Julie, my deepest sympathies to you and your family at the passing of your mom. Jodie, I will never forget growing up in Newton and the many great times I shared with her and your family. It was an honor to know your mom. She was one of the classiest, strongest, determined, successful women I have had the pleasure of knowing. She was the life of a party always having fun, making the best of everything and boy could she dance. She is flying high with the angels in heaven, free of pain and discomfort, dancing up a storm. She was very proud of her girls and family. I hope and pray all who knew and loved her will find comfort in knowing that her eternal memory will live on forever in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Fran & Frank Eldridge & Family - Billerica, MA - Family Friend   January 12, 2017

Phyllis was a lovely classy lady. She will be sorely missed by so many. Our deepest sympathies to all of you for your loss.

Scott, Linda, Andrew and Jason

Posted by Linda Christlieb - Natick, MA - Neighbor   January 12, 2017

My condolences to Julie, Jodie and family. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother if she was anything like you Julie she was truly special. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary Cicciu - cotuit, MA - Friend   January 12, 2017

To Julie, Billy, Caitlyn and Casey. Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending love.

Posted by Carl and Gale DiRusso - Framingham, MA - Friend   January 12, 2017