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Phyllis P. Bellotti


Phyllis P. (Orlando) Bellotti, 84, was peacefully called to eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on January 10, 2022.

Born and raised in the South End of Springfield, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Felix and Regia (Buldrini) Orlando and was a lifelong resident of the Springfield area. After graduation from the “Dog Houses” of Cathedral High School she went to work for the Bell Phone Company until she married her lifelong companion and husband of over 61 years, who will miss her dearly, Anthony V. Bellotti, and prepared to start their family.

Phyllis was extremely happy and proud to be the mother of three children who adore her, Anthony Bellotti, Andrew Bellotti and Laura (Bellotti) Cardillo.

Being a wife and a mother brought Phyllis immense joy and made her life complete.

As her children grew and gained their independence, Phyllis returned to the workplace as an assistant cook at Talmadge Elementary School in Springfield, where she worked until her retirement.

Phyllis spent her later years residing in Wilbraham, and she was ecstatic to expand her family with the marriage of her daughter to Vincent Cardillo, and the addition of the title “Grammie” with the birth of her cherished grandson, Nicolas Cardillo.

Phyllis loved her most precious lifelong friend, AldaPlante, like the sister she never had, and she always looked forward to their daily phone chats.

Although an only child, Phyllis lived her life surrounded by her large circle of friends, including many dating back to childhood, and her numerous extended family members, most notably her niece,Diane (DeGray) Wilson, who she considered to be her fourth child.

Phyllis always welcomed everyone who entered her inviting home, the place where she was most comfortable, with a warm smile, a laugh, and something to eat. She enjoyed being silly and sweet, especially with her grandson, and she relaxed with her books of word search puzzles.

Phyllis’ family would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Baystate for the compassion, care and dignity they bestowed upon Phyllis in her final days, especially in light of the unrelenting strains of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday, January16, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Phyllis’ funeral will begin Tuesday, January 18, 9 a.m. at Tazzini’s, proceeding to her 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Burial will follow at St. Thomasthe Apostle Cemetery in West Springfield. Masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, Phyllis’s family requests that donations be made in celebration of Phyllis’s life to Baystate Health Foundation or to the animal welfare organization of choice.

Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.

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