February 13, 2018

Athena P. “Tina” Phillips

Phillips, Athena “Tina” (Palsson) of Canton formerly of Quincy, died February 13, 2018.

Tina graduated from the Woodward School of Girls in Quincy and later received her bachelors degree from Emmanuel College.  Tina worked for Mantech Corporation and Lockheed Martin both in Needham. She also worked as a programmer for Honeywell for many years.  Tina was a mentor for the junior achievement program for the youth in Newton and Wellesley, MA.  She cherished her dear friends at Beth Isreal Deaconess Hospital and Canton Library.  Tina will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Beloved wife of 50 years to Laurence Phillips of Canton.  Loving daughter of the late Gudmundur and Louise Palsson.  Caring sister of Jonathon Palsson and his wife Joan of Duxbury and the late Eugene Palsson and his wife Kathryn.  Cherished aunt of Susan Brennan and her husband Jack of Abington, Patti Sprague and her husband Peter of Kingston, Larry Naclerio and his wife Rosann of Scituate and many other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 9:30-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:45 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tina may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116.