Obituary for Phyllis Cella
.CELLA, Phyllis A. 96, of Danvers, formerly of Revere, on February 17th. Beloved aunt and matriarch of the Cella family. Devoted daughter to her late parents Richard and Matilda Cella. Caring sister of the late Angelo "Buddy" Cella, Irene Chiccarelli and Richard Cella Jr. Loving sister-in-law of Nancy Cella and the late Caroline Cella and Vincent Chiccarelli. Phyllis leaves behind her adoring nieces and nephews: Susan, Robert, Debbie, Anne Marie, Rich, Paul, and Leslie Cella, Joseph, Bill and Kelly Chiccarelli and Lianne and Peter Dalton, as well as ten great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew. Phyllis spent her working career at the John Hancock Insurance Company, rising through the ranks to become the first female Vice President of the company. She was also President of Hanseco, Inc. Phyllis loved to travel and throughout her life visited much of the world. She was also an avid Red Sox fan, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Phyllis' nieces and nephews are forever indebted to her for the unconditional love, support and guidance she provided throughout their lives. She will be sadly missed and mourned by all who knew her. Family and friends will honor Phyllis’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood “Funeral Home, 262 Beach St REVERE on Monday, February 20 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM and again at 8:00AM Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 9:00AM. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.