Obituary: Phyllis Denton


WATERBURY — Phyllis Denton, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

Born in Kingston, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Henry M. and Laura (Crocetty) Denton. She was a graduate of Wilby High School in 1956 and was a longtime resident of Waterbury. She enjoyed music, watching old movies, and loved pizza.

Phyllis is survived by her niece, Katherine Smick of Waterbury; her nephews, Alexander Smick and his wife, Gail, of Southington, and Michael Smick of Waterbury; her great-nephew Kyle Smick; and great-niece, Delaney Smick. She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Smick.

Graveside services will be held privately at Old Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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