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Frederick D. Phillips

Frederick D. “Rick” Phillips, 69, of Ipswich, formerly of Lynn, and husband of thirty-eight years of Dorothy A. (Fiasconaro) Phillips, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.

Born in Lynn the only child of the late Frederick D. and Virginia A. (Popp) Phillips, he was raised in Lynn and was a 1966 graduate of Lynn English High School.

The Phillips married in 1977 in the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Lynn.

After working as a Systems Analyst for Stone and Webster Engineering, Mellon Bank and Electric Insurance, Rick made a mid-life career change.  He attended Salem State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work then attended Simmons College where he received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.  He fulfilled his dream when he opened his private practice in Danvers.

Rick had a great sense of humor and loved reading, nature, gardening, music, the ocean and animals.  He wrote poetry and was a fabulous cook.  He was admired for his ability to connect with everybody he met.  His family members and friends will miss his smiling face.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his aunt Evelyn Sim of AZ, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and his canine companion, Lola.

His funeral service will be held 11 am Friday, May 19 in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938 and, or Ipswich Food Pantry, P.O. Box 316, Ipswich, MA 01938.


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