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“Susie & Cindy, so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the time spent with your mom the last couple years since my mom passed away. They are together now...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Laura Dolehide - Dubuque, IA

“I only met Phylis once,but that was all I needed to feel like I had a new friend! She was very warm and welcoming. Enjoyed our visit. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Elizabeth Hastings - Chicago, IL

“Dear Phyllis, thank you so much for all your support as I cared for Gerry. Your advice and wisdom was greatly appreciated.We will never forget you....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Philip santoro - Pullman, MI

“Phyllis, You will be sadly missed by Bob, Matthew, Daniel and myself. You are truly one of our heroes we admire for your strength and hard-work. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Ciserella - Wheaton, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your mom was a great lady. Kerry, Lisa, Amy & Al Kandziorski ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kandziorski Family - New Lenox, IL

Phyllis and her beloved grandchildren
6 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy James

“Dear Mom, There are few words that I can write here that I have not already said to you. You were inspirational all through my life and your wisdom...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy James - new lenox, IL


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Phyllis J. James nee Santoro
Phyllis J. James (Santoro), 84, of New Lenox, IL (formerly So. Holland, IL), passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside Saturday, March 28, 2015. Phyllis was born on July 24, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Phil and Mabel Santoro. Phyllis leaves her loving daughters Sue James and Cindy James. Her cherished daughter Nancy James-Churchill preceded her in death in 2009. Phyllis also leaves her beloved grandchildren Liz Rakich and George J. Rakich as well as her sister Nancy M. Chevlin (Howard), brother Philip R. Santoro (Gerry); and her sister Arlene C. Riffice (Jack) who preceded her in death in 1988. Phyllis enjoyed the love of numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors; she had a wonderful supportive network of people that loved her. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 with chapel prayers at 11:15AM to St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. 2nd Ave., New Lenox, IL 60451 for a 12 Noon Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Glenwood, IL. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet, IL (www.joliethospice.org); their service to Phyllis was invaluable.