Phyllis Van Meerhaeghe

Born: Tue., Oct. 22, 1946
Died: Thu., Nov. 11, 2010

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Phyllis Van Meerhaeghe - October 22, 1946 - November 11, 2010.  Preceded in death by her parents, Valere and Jean Van Meerhaeghe.  Survived by her sisters Valerie (Jerry Cochell) and Ginny (Ken Keusch), her loving Aunt Barbara and Uncle Bob, many cousins, second cousins, and on.

She loved all of her family dearly, especially her nieces and nephews, Emily Victor, Andria Keusch, Laura Brown, Jay Cochell, Aimee Cochell-Stickney and Paul Cochell.  She adored her grand nieces Allison, Cadence and Adelyn, and her grand nephews Brian and Ben.

She led a life full of color, quirks and kindness.  Her group of friends, so loving and kind, are like one of the beautiful quilts that she would make.  Each with a great story of how they met, and what she meant to them.  Her gift to us, was in her death, we were able to meet many of them.  She will be missed by so many and we thank you all for your support and love.  Phyllis will be laid to rest in Cape Cod, alongside our Mother, Love Valerie and Ginny.  Donations may be made to the Susan Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer.

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Roberta Robson-McGlone
   Posted Fri November 12, 2010
Phyllis will be dearly missed. She was a beautiful, warm light, a gift to our family and all who knew her.
With our love,
Ro, Shannon, Donald and Siobhan

April I. Smith
   Posted Sat November 13, 2010
I am glad I got to see Phyllis the day before she passed. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor for almost 30 years. I always looked forward to the knitting or quilting projects she would bring to book club.Speaking of which, when some of the literary choices got too high toned or depressing,Phyllis would dare to suggest a good old fashioned mystery. She was also a great animal lover and helped to take care of the block stray, ( called Lost Cat,strangely enough).We had some great times.Good bye.

Robert & Pauline Robson
   Posted Sat November 13, 2010
A kind and beautiful spirit has left this life to begin another in a better place.

George L. Gallia
   Posted Sun November 14, 2010
I have not seen Phyllis in years, she was one of the best neighbors and dearest person I have known.

My condolences to family and friends, take comfort in your memories of Phyllis.

Leslie Vitale-Corey & Del Corey
   Posted Sun November 14, 2010
What I remember most and will always remember is Phyl's easy laugh. We have lost such an artistic soul, always so interested and willing to share her projects and anything else anyone needed. She will be missed. Our love and prayers are with all of the family.

Dan Pearce and Michael Light
   Posted Sun November 14, 2010
A wonderful woman, full of life with a very giving spirit. We were neighbors many years ago, and she always kept in touch. Never an unkind word but quick to stand her beliefs. We miss you Phyllis.

Dolores Biedenkapp
   Posted Mon November 15, 2010
My condolences to family. I spoke with Phyllis a few months ago about usual things, QVC, quilting, family, mutual friends and Indian food. She was such a good person and always true to herself. Since my move to PA, I haven't seen her, but I will miss her. Knowing she is not here has left a hole in my heart.

Joanne Drummond
   Posted Mon November 15, 2010
I only met Phyllis two years ago, but I counted her among my friends from the start. I will always remember her for her amazing talent for knitting and quiltmaking as well as her great personality. My condolences to her family.

Debbie and Bill Adler
   Posted Tue November 16, 2010
We have known Phyllis for many years here in Union Square. She was a true friend who was always ready to join in for some fun. We remember how she raved about going to see the Rolling Stones for her 60th birthday present to herself. She was also into the arts. She served at Treasurer on the Board of the SOWEBO Arts, Inc., as well as former Treasurer of the Union Square Neighborhood Association. She was sought out for these positions because she was frugal and protected the assets of these organizations. I co-chaired the annual Union Square Progressive Dinner with her. She made the process of seating 50 people for dinner in several locations seem like a breeze then made it all come together in great culmination at one house loaded with desserts! That was Phyllis - the quiet, behind-the-scenes "making stuff happen" kinda person. We will miss you Phyllis.