Phyllis E. Ross, age 90

of Quincy

Phyllis E. Ross, age 90

Quincy, Phyllis E. Ross, age 90, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the South Shore Hospital.

Phyllis was born, raised, and educated in Quincy.

She was a talented organist who studied with the late Berj Zamkochian of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Phyllis was a lifelong parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy where she served as an organist for forty-seven years. She was a member of the former Saint John’s Ladies Sodality, past president of the former Quincy Catholic Club, and a past member of the Pro Parvulis Club.

Beloved daughter of the late Archie and Elizabeth (McAllar) Ross.

The last of seven siblings, she was predeceased by Agnes A. Ross, James A. Ross, Thomas L. Ross, Barbara A. Gallant, Urban A. Ross, and Virginia M. Ross.

Phyllis is survived by many nieces and nephews and her dear friends, Joan Todd, Roger Laberge, Joseph and Frances Freitas, all of Quincy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Monday, January 28th at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation at the church prior to the Mass from 9 – 9:45 a.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Dear Joanie, Roger, Joe, Fran and the Ross family,
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of our special friend and neighbor, Phyllis. We have many wonderful memories of the late nights at her Christmas, Mardi Gras and other celebrations. Her musical talents brought much joy to all and the sing-alongs were so much fun. While we will miss her, we are comforted that she is home in heaven with her family.

  • I will miss you Aunt Phyllis. I have so many wonderful memories of you growing up. A favorite memory is the game that you and Aunt Ginny played with us with rolls of Lifesavers, usually wintergreen. You’re reunited with your mom, dad, brothers and sisters.

    Love and peace,
    Terri ❤️

  • Your at peace now and with your family once again. You have left us all with great memories. Love you and will miss you.

  • My lifelong enjoyment of music has its roots in the records spun and the radio played in my family home. But the appreciation of music I now have was formed in the Saint John’s Boys Choir and the Sunday Mass musical arrangements, both professionally lead by Miss Ross. Many thanks for your patience and for sharing your time and talents. You helped people praise God. What a gift.