Margaret Mabel (Phaneuf) Tyz

Born: Fri., Oct. 26, 1934
Died: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 17, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Church


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Margaret Mabel “Peggy” (Phaneuf) Tyz, 83, passed away peacefully in the presence of her beloved Ed on January 29, 2018 at Colonial Health and Rehab facility in Plainfield, CT. Prior to her residence at Colonial, she lived in Jewett City, CT.

She grew up in an Air Force family, the first born of John H. and Mildred Phaneuf, and lived many places, including Alaska, until the family finally settled on Cape Cod, courtesy of Otis AFB. She attended Bourne High School, Bourne, MA.
Always known as “Peg” or “Peggy”, she loved people and made friends easily. She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, Bingo and all games of chance; sometimes she would win big! Social life was important to her and she had a sense of fun and humor, but she also never passed up a chance to help those in need. In her years living in Jewett City, her favorite place to be was at the Griswold Senior Center, sharing food, stories and company with Ed and their many friends.
She was a working mother, having had many types of jobs but the one she did the longest was Nurses’ Aide; among her places of work were Cape Cod Nursing Home in Buzzards Bay, MA and Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, MA.

She is pre-deceased by her father, John H. Phaneuf, a brother, James R. Phaneuf, 2 daughters, Judith Ann Jones and Darlene Jeanne Fricker, and by her husband of 17 years, Walter Tyz.
She is survived by her mother, Mildred Aline Phaneuf of Merritt Island, FL, her son, James (“Jimmie”) Richard Jones of  Boynton Beach, FL, 3 daughters: Arnelle Marie (Fricker) Pires (and her husband Ronald) of Falmouth, MA,  Dawn Marie Jones of Gray, ME  and Anne Marie (Jones) Martin (and her husband John) of Falmouth, MA, , 5 brothers: John A. Phaneuf  (and wife Elizabeth “Libby”) of Middleboro, MA, Gilbert “Joe” Phaneuf of Newberry, MI, Charles D. Phaneuf  (and wife Cheryl) of Hardwick, VT, William F. Phaneuf of Wareham, MA and Thomas P. Phaneuf (and wife Dawna) of Edgartown, MA. and a sister, Mary Ellen (Phaneuf) Hoffman (and husband William “Bill”) of Merritt Island, FL. 7 grandsons: Justin Herndon of Waikiki, HI, Ronny Patterson Herndon of New Bedford, MA, Christopher Jones of  NY and Seth Michael Bousquet of Portland ME, John D. Martin Jr. and Michael Martin of Falmouth, MA and Gino Joseph Jones of Boynton Beach, FL, 4 granddaughters: Kerry Lee (Herndon) Smith of Wareham, MA, Dejah (Pires) Whited of Falmouth, MA, Nyssa (Pires) Podielsky of Fall River, MA, and Aubrey Martin of Falmouth, MA, and 3 great-grandchildren: Gavin, Zachary and Abigail Smith of Wareham, MA.
Special condolences are given to her surviving “mi amor”, her “soul mate”, Edward Long of Jewett City, CT, with whom she shared her life for 13 happy years.
Other survivors include a vast extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Peggy was a very special lady who was loved by all.
Special thanks to Gretchen Jones, Tina Falck, Hospice and Colonial Health and Rehab.

A Catholic Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on March  17, 2018 at Saint Mary’s Church, 34 North Main Street, Jewett City, CT, with refreshments to follow in the hall.

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Lisa Martell
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
It's so hard to understand why people are taken from us, but we find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life. Our heart felt condolences to the family.

Arnelle Pires
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018

Forever in my heart, my Mother. No regrets, just love.

yvonne hitchens
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Hope there are pleasant memories to bring to mind to make this passing easier to deal with. I will remember Aunt Peggy for her incredible sense of humor. I guess it is a true gift to be able to make people laugh.

Marilyn Hazelton
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Arenelle, so sorry to here about your mother. Thinking of you and your family.

Dawn Jones
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Mom, You will always be my angel. And I will love and miss you always.

Amber Micka
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
My condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

Mary Hoffman
   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
Peggy (I always called her that) was my big sister, more like a second mom. Her daughter Arnelle and I grew up together. I will always remember how generous Peggy was. She even took in “fresh air” kids in the summer. This was a program that allowed city kids to go to a small town for a few weeks in the summer. And she lived on Cape Cod, so what better place for a kid?

My sister loved our parents very much. She always called them regularly to see how they were doing. She always had a few jokes to share with them, too. She crocheted bed coverlets for my daughters. She was always crocheting. My mom still has several doilies from Peggy.

Our mom is still going strong at 100 years old. She said there oughta be a law against your kids dying before you do. We miss talking and laughing with her.

We miss you, dear Peggy.

Christopher T Jones
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
Grandma, I love you and I miss you!

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