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Phyllis B. Fryzel

July 13, 1928 — November 11, 2023

Southington, CT

Phyllis B. Fryzel

 With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our adored mother and grandmother, Phyllis (Buczko) Fryzel, 95, of Southington, Connecticut.

Phyllis passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on November 11, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Fryzel for 38 years. Phyllis was born on July 13, 1928 in Bristol, Connecticut to the late Michael and Mary (Osenkowski) Buczko and had been a longtime Southington resident.

Phyllis’ early years were filled with the simple joys of music and the thrill of ice skating at Page Park. She enthusiastically pursued her artistic passion, studying at the School of Fashion Design in Boston where she mastered the art of sewing on her way to becoming a skilled seamstress. She later channeled her entrepreneurial spirit into running her own fabric store, also sharing her love of quilting as an instructor.  Phyllis was a longtime parishioner at the Immaculate Conception Church, blending her faith and Polish heritage. She was active in both the Holy Rosary Society and the Immaculate Women’s Club, having led the latter as a past president.  Phyllis was a true matriarch whose life was a testament to the power of unconditional love and selfless devotion. She was the cornerstone of our family, offering a boundless love that knit us closer together through every joy and hardship. Her wisdom guided us, her strength inspired us, and her warmth comforted us. She demonstrated a life of kindness, always placing the needs of others above her own. Her legacy of love, generosity, and grace will forever remain in our hearts and memories.

 Phyllis is survived by three daughters: Phyllis Dinucci and husband Frank of Wilton, Nancy Andres of Southington, and Linda Calvanese and husband Joe of Southington; seven grandchildren: Frank Dinucci (Lindsey), Ted Dinucci (Rebecca), David Andres, Kristina Marino (Brian), Joe Calvanese (Sarah), Mike Calvanese, and Elizabeth Calvanese; and eight great-grandchildren: Olivia, Emalee, William, Meredith, Frankie, Ava, Joey, and Lyla. She is also survived by her sister, Marion Mordarski of Southington, and many nieces and nephews.

 The family wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude to Phyllis’ physician, Dr. Craig Bogdanski, for all of his care and support.   

 Funeral services were celebrated privately. Plantsville Funeral Home was entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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