Philomena Giannone, 65, lived in New Milford

Philomena Louise "Phyllis" Giannone, 65, of New Milford, died Aug. 13, 2009, at New Milford Hospital.

Mrs. Giannone was born June 16, 1944, in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of the late Joseph A. and Lesuere Shannon Riccio. She had been a resident of New Milford since 1993, having moved from Danbury.

She was employed as a substance abuse technician at MCCA in Danbury.

Mrs. Giannone is survived by three sons, Frank A. Giannone and his wife, Cathy, of New Milford, Michael Giannone and his wife, Joan, of Danbury, and Joseph P. Giannone of Elsmere, Del.; two daughters, Lisa Ann Giannone, of New Milford and Maria Cora Giannone, of Danbury; a brother, John McDonald and his wife, Rosemary, of New York; a sister, Marlene Liggio of Florida; eight grandchildren, Michael Burke, Joseph Anthony LeRose IV, Matthew Giannone, Joshua Giannone, Jonathan Giannone, Katie Giannone, Vincenzo Giannone and Alexis Schmeiler; and several nieces and nephews.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.