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Michael McPhillips

December 30, 1959 - October 30, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

October 30, 2020



Birth Date:

December 30, 1959

Birth Place:

Providence, Rhode Island

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Michael McPhillips

Michael McPhillips, 60, of Waverly passed away on the 30th of October, 2020 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Bernice McPhillips.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Strong; sons, Mitchel McPhillips and Westley Gazley; his three grandchildren, Olivia Strong, Waylon Strong and Logan McPhillips; as well as his siblings, John “Mickey” McPhillips (Sally), Susan Gervais (Stephen), Linda McPhillips Bush, Mark McPhillips (Carol) and Matthew McPhillips (Lori); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael was born in Providence, Rhode Island and grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island where he attended Bishop Hendricken High School. He made many of his lifelong friends at Saint Matt's CYO. He enjoyed many outdoor pursuits such as off road driving and camping and could always be found watching a Patriots or Red Sox game or NASCAR race. His favorite pastime was beating the time on the GPS and he will always be remembered for his contagious laugh and smiling face at the Home Depot and BJ's Wholesale Club where he worked for many years. He loved working on POS cars and often drove cross-country trips to see family listening to Billy Joel, AC/DC and Fogerty while talking to anyone who would listen on his CB radio. He will be dearly missed by friends and family alike and it feels like the day the music died but he would want us to look around, look up and take time to make time, make time to be there. 

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held in the future. The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of Sympathy to Michael’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Barry & Lisa Tasca
To The Mcphillips Family,
We were saddened to learn of the passing of your brother Mike. May your memories of him comfort  and bring a smile to you, as Mike always liked to laugh.  Know that I have fond memories of us all growing up together having a good time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.  Our deepest sympathies to everyone. 
God's speed Mike.  RIP
Love Barry & Lisa

From: Steve Taylor
So sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. You and Mike were two of the first friends I made growing up in Cranston and I still remember fondly hanging out at the McPhillips house  on Woodbine Street. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Steve Taylor

From: Liz and Larry Moses
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Michael. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mickey and siblings.

From: Jane Butler Wallace
Dear McPhillips Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss.  Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.  We often talk about how our years at St. Matthew's were some of our happiest.  
The Butler Family
Al, Joanne, Jane, Lauren, Josie, Bill

From: Roger Durand
Dear McPhillips Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike.  Some of my fondest memories was hanging out on Woodbine street growing up with all of you, playing baseball in the street, street hockey and tackle football.  Mike was one tough guy when it came to football.  My sincere sympathies to all of you on your loss!!!

From: Jim and Pat LeClair
Pat and I were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Michael. he along with all the McPhillips family will be in our thoughts and prayers

From: Paul Kilkenny
My condolences and love to Mike’s family. Mike McPhillips was one of most decent people I ever met . Mike see you on the other side . God bless sir

From: Hollly Henderson
Dear Caitlyn and Mitchel, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a beautiful person that I wish we spent more time together. My prayers and well wishes are for you and Mitchel in the future.

From: Holly Scripsack
I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I have  many fond memories, especially my 30th birthday when all the McPhillips’ siblings were there to gatherings on Woodbine St. My prayers are with you all. Love, Holly

From: Keith Greco and family
To the McPhillips,
   We're So Sorry to hear about Mike. There are too many memories to mention. Remember the good times. When you know someone and a their family all your life it really isn't just a friendship, you all are our family and we grieve with you. We will see our loved ones again.
God's blessings, and May the Lord Jesus bless you with His Holy Spirit to comfort you during this time. Our Love, Prayers and Blessings at this time. xoxo

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