Phyllis I. Richardson, 85, of Londonderry, died April 16, 2014 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 17, 1928 in Lynn, Mass., where she lived until 2006, when she moved to Londonderry.
She was the daughter of the late Ervin S. and Elsie (Jeffers) White.
She graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1946.
She worked as a secretary at the GE Riverworks plant and later became a pre-school/kindergarten teacher in Lynn, Mass.
Before becoming ill, she was an avid quilter and displayed her quilts at the Topsfield Fair.
She is survived by her husband of more than 65 years, Theodore Richardson; her daughter, Irene Triffitt and her husband, Dana, of Georgetown, Mass.; two grandchildren, Ryan Triffitt and his wife, Danielle, of Topsham, Maine and Meghan Ball and her husband, Christopher, of Hoboken, N.J.; two greatgrandchildren; and her sister, Elsie Wardell. She was predeceased by her brothers Ervin S. White and Charles I. White.
Calling hour was April 21 in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A Memorial Service followed in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Anatomical Gift Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Ave., Boston, Mass. 02111. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.