Meriden- Phyllis M. (Tricarico) Fiderio Crebase, 96 formerly of Park Ave., Meriden passed away on Monday, Sept. 26 at The Curtis Home-St. Elizabeth Center, Meriden. She was born November 3, 1908 in Alta Mura, Bari, Italy a daughter of the late Saverio and Pasqua (Lomurno) Tricarico. In 1912 at the age of four she arrived at Ellis Island. She was the wife of the late George Fiderio her first husband and the late Luke Crebase. She was a lifelong member of the former Grace Baptist Church and very committed to St. Andrew's Epsicopal Church. She had worked for International Silver Co. and New Departure. Phyllis was a former chaplain of the Moose Club of Meriden, a former deaconess at the former Grace Baptist Church for 20 years, a member of the Meriden Women's Club and the City Mission. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Charles and Shirley Fiderio of Middletown, Angie and Ronald Fiderio- Downes of Middlefield and Joan and Harry Bolden of Meriden, nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved and lives she touched. She was predeceased by two brothers, Dominic and James Tricarico and two sisters, Nancy Pepe and Rose Kannenberg. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 11:00am at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to , First Baptist Church 460 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 20 Catlin St., Meriden, CT 06450 or The Curtis Home, St. Elizabeth Center 380 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. As a new friend of Carol Suleiman’s, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Thankfully you will always have the warm memories of the love you all shared.

  2. Dear Charlie and Shirley, Your mother was my friend at Grace Baptist Church. I looked forward to seeing her every sunday. I could always count on her to talk to as she was so friendly. God Bless her for the long life she had. We had some fun time with her and I will miss her but hold the memories close to my heart. John and I both send our sympathy to you for the loss of a wonderful person we both are glad we had the opportunity to know. May God Bless you and your family always, John and Carolyn Bernardo

  3. Dear Grandma Phyllis Thank for loving me so much. You have helped make my life perfect. Thank you for all the cookies and candy you gave me. I will miss your hugs and kisses you always gave me. I am sure now you and grandpa Luke are walking hand in hand! I love you both so very much! Ba’habic Set’ta

  4. Dear Joan, I am saddened by the loss of your mother. What a wonderful long life she had and I know you will miss her terribly. Carol has told us how special she was. My thoughts are with you in your sorrow. Dotty Hull One of Carol’s many friends on Carol’s Forum Family

  5. Dear Shirley and Charlie and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Your dear mother must have been a wonderful woman. She certainly had a led a good and full life. God bless her. With Love, Pat and Frog

  6. Dearest mom has gone to join Dad, who has been waiting as only Dad could wait;) Loving this beautiful lady was never a chore! She shared her food, her home, her love with whomever she met. Her home was always filled with food and love, stories and laughter! Always the lady, she dressed up and was always a breath of springtime! She loved pink! All shades! Sitting ’round her kitchen table singing old Italian songs was the bread on my table of life! She was so much FUN to be with! More than this, she taught me how to smile when times were tough, share, when things were tight, save for that always pending rainy day. I thank Charlie, Angie and my ‘sister’ Joan for sharing this precious jewel, their mother, with me. She blessed my life with love and laughter and with joy in God. May God wrap you in His strong arms mom. I’ll miss you until you meet me at the Gate! Give kisses to Sarah for me! God Bless you always…. All My Love, Carol

  7. I will always remember her delicious Italian food she used to send over to me as a child, I can still taste it. She was a very special lady and will be missed by my family after all the years we were neighbors.

  8. Joan and Harry It’s been many years that we have lost touch but you all were always in our hearts. We hope that a little sunshine from Florida that we are sending helps to dry your tears and sorrows and make you feel a little better. Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. Keep strong for she is happy now watching over us. WE miss and Love you all!! Lee, Racine & Family

  9. Joan, I am sending you loving thoughts and warm hugs as you celebrate your Mother’s long and blessed life. I have only met you, and through you I know that your Mother was a very special woman. After all Joan, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. You must reflect your Mother’s beauty and charm. I am sorry for your loss Joan. Please accept my condolences to both you and your family. With much love from Illinois, your Tree Shop buddy, Susie XOXOXO

  10. Joan, I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful mother. I am a forum friend of Carol’s and I know how much she loved your mother and is mourning her,. I can only imagaine your own grief. God Bless you and your family. Gina

  11. Joan,Harry and family: My deepest sympothy to you in this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always…Sue

  12. To my cousins… I will always remember the wonderful woman who married my irrasible uncle and who always maintained her wonderful disposition. I hope I can remain as steadfast as Phyllis, with her optimism and sense of humor. Dolores

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