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Phyllis M. Walker

July 12, 1932 — November 30, 2023

Mahwah, NJ

Phyllis M. Walker

Phyllis (Philomena) Marie Walker, (nee Matarazzo), 91, of Manahawkin, passed away on November 30, 2023 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Mahwah surrounded by her children.

Phyllis was born on July 12, 1932 to Rose and Carmen Matarazzo, in Hoboken. After graduating high school, Phyllis married (Deacon) George L. Walker, who also lived on Jackson Street in Hoboken. Together they went on to have eight children, four boys; George K Thomas, Brian and Sean Walker, and four girls; Karen Walker, Erin Polakowski, Regina Pennabere and Sheila Greenberg. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, George L. and her sister Mildred Swarts. She is survived by her eight children, ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, her sister Jeanette Kloepping and numerous nieces and nephews.

In 1996, Phyllis and Deacon George retired and moved from Rutherford to Manahawkin, NJ. She was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, in Brant Beach, NJ. Here she served many roles including Eucharist Minister. Deacon George and Phyllis were devoted to the St. Francis community, and spent many countless hours with their parish friends. Phyllis was employed by the archdiocese of Newark in several capacities. She held positions as the CYO Youth director as well as working in the chancellery office. The dedication to her religion never failed to shine through, even in her occupation. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to Phyllis consider making a donation to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow, 11am at St Francis of Assisi Church, Brant Beach. Interment will follow Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manahawkin.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home & Cremation Service, LLC

573 Mill Creek Rd, Stafford Township, NJ 08050

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Mass

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Long Beach Blvd, NJ 08008

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Burial

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Starts at 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

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