Phyllis P. Clark

phyllis clark

April 11, 1934 ~ December 16, 2022

Born in: Baltimore, MD
Resided in: Orange, CT

Phyllis Pearson Clark, 88, loving wife of 65 years to Thomas E. Clark, passed away December 16, 2022 because of complications from Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). She was born in Baltimore, MD April 11, 1934, a daughter of the late Adolph Pearson and Beatrice Shufelt Wood, and had lived in Branford, CT for 39 years before moving to Orange, CT in 2019. She graduated from Hillhouse H.S. in New Haven in 1952 and then from Southern CT State College. Phyllis was a special education teacher up until she started a family. Family and friends were very important to her and she kept in contact with her many cousins, nieces, and nephews near and far, as well as her friends, new and old. Phyllis and Tom loved to travel, and she especially enjoyed meeting her distant relatives when traveling to Sweden.
Beloved mother of Jill Clark of Caldwell, NJ, and Sally Funnell and her husband James Funnell, Jr. of Redding, sister of Raymond Wood of Oak View, CA, Rick Pearson of Oklahoma City, OK, and Sonia Santillan of Highlands Ranch, CO. Grandmother of Jessica Lipman, Chloe Lipman and her husband Benjamin Litchman, Charlotte Funnell and James Funnell, III. Great-grandmother of Frankie Rose Litchman.
Friends are invited to visit with Phyllis’s family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday, Dec. 22nd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Calumet Lutheran Ministries, 1090 Ossipee Lake Road, West Ossipee, NH 03890 (

To view a recording of the funeral service, please click here: Phyllis P. Clark Funeral. Password: %7UXRk8z


Visitation: December 22, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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


Prayer Service: December 22, 2022 1:00 pm

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


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  1. Jill and family – holding you in prayer and requesting strength and God’s grace as you prepare to say goodbye to your Mom.

  2. Jill- I cannot imagine your pain. May you hold your special bond with your mum in your heart forever. Praying for God’s peace to carry you through this very tough time.

  3. Dear Tom, Jill, and Sally,
    I am so sorry – please accept my deepest condolences and may all the love and memories you share be a comfort- with thoughts and prayers and love

  4. Phyllis was my sister…we shared a special bond not just by blood but our birthdays as well. I was born on April 11 and was Phyllis’s 20th birthday gift. A fun memory I love to share with people is when Phyllis was told I had been born and that I was her birthday gift, she asked that I be put back and be given money instead. She was like that…very witty and funny but ever so loving and kind with a heart of gold. Phyllis was definitely one-of-a kind who loved her family with all her heart…she gave all of herself all of the time and the positive impact she had on people was beyond amazing. Phyllis, I will miss you but will see you again one day. To Tom, Jill, Sally and all, you are in my thoughts and just know Phyllis will forever be in my heart…always and in all ways. I love you dear sister…rest in peace. Sonia

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and you Jill (JC) during this very difficult time. You have our deepest condolences and sympathy! We love you! Your Horizon Family

  6. Dear Jill, Chloe & Jessica,
    Marty and I are so sorry we never got to meet your mom but after reading these tributes it sounds like we missed meeting a very special person. We hope that wonderful memories help get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce & Marty

  7. Our love and prayers to Tom, Jill, Sally and family. Such wonderful memories over the years with Tom & Phyllis. Great friends and neighbors! Rest in peace dear Phyllis.

  8. Dear Tommy, Jill and Sally and Families,

    With deepest sympathies for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sending you much love and many hugs.

    Love Always,
    Sheila and John FItzgerald and Family

  9. Tom and Sally and Jill,
    Sending love and condolences. Phyllis was a loving, funny, devoted mom and wife. I hold a very special place for her in my heart. May fond memories ease the pain of your loss at this time.
    With lots of love,

  10. Dear Tom,Sally, Jim, and grandchildren,
    Sincere condolences of Phyllis. I have so many fond memories of her and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kay

  11. Dear Tom,Sally, Jill, Jim and grandchildren,
    Sincere condolences on the death of Phyllis. I have so many fond memories of her and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kay

  12. Lois Lehman
    I have known Phyllis since we met in the 7th grade at Troop Junior High School and have enjoyed her wonderful friendship all these years. I will miss her smile and laughter!

  13. Well that was a beautiful service. I will miss Phyllis and loved her very much. She had such a wonderful heart and caring personality and could always make me smile. Rest in peace Phyllis. Love ya.

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