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Phyllis M. Boothby, 91 of Fayville, passed away Saturday May 15, 2021 after a period of declining health. 

Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Florence (Goff) Pessini and wife of the late George R. Boothby who died in 2012. 

Phyllis grew up in Fayville and was a supervisor at Telechron Co. in Ashland before her marriage to George in 1950. 

She enjoyed bingo, knitting, and playing the organ.  She was a devoted homemaker who will be remembered as a kind, caring, and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her children; Maureen Colleary and her husband James of Fayville, George Boothby Jr and his wife Rosemary of VT, Christine Brock and her husband Stephen of Millbury, and Scott Boothby and his wife Marcia of Uxbridge, five grandchildren, Tammi Loach, Paul Brock, Michael Boothby, Robert Boothby, and Jennifer Kinhart, one great-granddaughter, Alexandra Loach, three sisters, Patricia Paganella, Josephine Pessini, and Arlene Cintolo, and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Leo Pessini Jr. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday May 19 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne’s Parish, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, with burial to follow in Rural Cemetery in Southborough. 

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland.

Please visit for Covid guidelines. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ambulance Fund, Southborough Fire Dept, 32 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA 01772

All visitors to the funeral home are required to wear a face mask. NO EXCEPTIONS

Funeral home visitors entering the funeral home will be limited to 10 at one time. Visitors may be asked to wait outside until room is available. Unfortunately no exceptions can made to this rule for inclement weather.

Condolences with the family should be kept brief so that others may enter after you.

Please exit the funeral immediately after condolences are given to the family to allow others to enter the funeral home.

Please observe barriers placed to provide proper social distancing.

Please refrain from embracing with the family.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.