Remembering Phyllis A. Rugnetta

I would like to take a moment to honor, my sister Phyllis Rugnetta, who passed away after a lengthy illness on May 29, 2012. For those of you who did not know Phyllis she played a very vital role as the President of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association, giving her all, to make the North End a great place to live as it is today. She was also involved in many other associations, too many to mention.

Prior to her illness, her passion became writing children’s books after her beloved dog Trooper passed away. The proceeds from the sales of her books were given to Children’s hospital and the MSPCA-Angell Memorial. On many trips to the MGH, Phyllis would take her books and leave them at the Children’s cancer center, so that the Children would have something to read and admire the wonderful pictures of her dog Trooper, while cheering them up.

Phyllis had so much to look forward to and still so much to do, nothing will ever be the same and I doubt it will ever be. I guess GOD needed somebody as special as she was to join him in heaven. We will miss her voice, her laughter and above all her fashion for the love of clothes, jewelry and music, especially her guitar playing. If you knew Phyllis, you know what I mean about her passion for fashion, she will always continue to remain in our hearts.

If you have a moment and would like to say a prayer to Phyllis, please stop by North Square where a special bench has been named in her honor, the bench is directly across from the Sacred Heart Church, it was dedicated by her long time dear friend Sandro, and owner of the Crosstown Art Studio also located on North Square.

Grace Rugnetta

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