Phyllis Lee Bloomquist

phyllis bloomquist

August 23, 1927 ~ October 18, 2023

Born in: Potsdam, NY
Resided in: Katy, TX

Phyllis Lee Bloomquist, formerly of Southbury, CT, died at the age of 96 on October 18, 2023 in her home in Katy, TX. She was the widow of William J. Bloomquist.
Mrs. Bloomquist was born August 23, 1927 in Potsdam, NY, daughter of the late Roland and Isabelle (Finlayson) Lee.
Mrs. Bloomquist graduated from Brushton High School in New York in 1944. She attended Potsdam State University, Potsdam, NY and graduated from SUNY College, Canton, NY. She interned at Grace-New Haven Hospital as a hospital dietitian. She was employed as Assistant Dietitian at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY and Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, CT. Her final post was Chief Dietitian and Administrative Dietitian at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Meriden, CT for over 20 years.
She was a lifelong active member of Dunbar United Church in Hamden, CT beginning in 1954. She donated much of her time and even served as Sunday School Superintendent for several years. She was a member of the faith chapter of Eastern Star in Buffalo, NY.
She retired to Heritage Village in Southbury, CT, where she was active in the hiking and garden clubs. She moved to Texas in 2009 to be close to family. She leaves two daughters, Nancy Lee Gallo of Katy, TX and Dawn E. Williams of Georgetown, TN, and a granddaughter, Kristi Lee Gallo of Providence, RI. She is predeceased by her sister and brothers, Alice Albig, Alan Lee and Arleigh Lee.
Friends are invited to visit with Phyllis’ family on Friday, October 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in BEECHER &BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Funeral service will be held in Dunbar United Church, 767 Benham St., Hamden at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28th, followed by burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dunbar United Church, 767 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514 or to a charity of one’s choice.


Visitation: October 27, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Funeral Service: October 28, 2023 10:00 am

Dunbar United Church of Christ
767 Benham Street
Hamden, CT 06514


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  1. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of
    Phyllis. We were all so fortunate to have had Phyllis in our lives, she was such a lovely beautiful person. Phyllis was the first person I met when I moved to Heritage Village, she helped with my adjustment to a new way of life. Wasn’t I lucky. She definitely has a special place in heaven—
    Lots of love Phyllis

  2. My condolences and all of my love go to the family and friends of Mrs. B. She was a very strong woman with amazing morals and values and wonderful advice, and always with a warm smile. She was my second mom for seven years through my teens and 20s and I enjoyed visiting with her at Heritage Village while she was living there. She was always there with a KitKat for me knowing my sweet tooth. The heavens are so lucky to have her and she will be missed by all who knew her. To Nancy and Dawn you will always be in my heart.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a lovely person. I remember many visits with her, my grandfather, Victor, and my son Maxwell. You all all in my prayers

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