Mrs. Phyllis M. (Giles) Halas, of Chelsea, passed away on Sunday, August 15th at West Revere Health Center at the age of 92.
Mrs. Halas was the daughter of the late Margaret (Stevenson) and George Giles of Boston. She was the wife of the late Anthony S. Halas Sr. of Chelsea.
She was the mother of Richard Halas and his wife, Linda Halas of Revere, and the late Anthony A. Halas Jr. and his wife, Kathy Halas, of New Jersey.
Mrs. Halas was born in Boston and grew up in East Boston. She attended East Boston schools and lived in Chelsea for many years. Mrs. Halas and her husband attended St. Stanislaus Church, Chelsea, for many years.
Mrs. Halas worked at Gorin’s on Broadway, Chelsea, for 34 years, and at the Soldiers’ Home, Chelsea, before her retirement.
Mrs. Halas enjoyed being with the family and hosting family gatherings on the holidays where she often treated the guests to delicious turkey and ham dinners.
Mrs. Halas had great memories of watching her son, Hall of Fame candlepin bowler, “Hawk” Halas, appear on the TV bowling shows at Wollaston Bowl in Quincy, Sammy White’s Brighton Bowl, and Fairway Lanes in Natick.
She was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother and shared many happy occasions with them.
Mrs. Halas also leaves four sisters, Anne Smith of Peabody, Alice Ricciardelli of Melrose, Brenda Kelly of Quincy, Janet Giles of Peabody, and two brothers, Thomas Giles of Nashua, N.H., and Bill Giles of Stoneham. She was also the sister of the late Marge Muller of Kingman, Arizona, and the late George Giles of Revere. She also leaves several grandchildren, including Colby O’Connor of Melrose, and Courtney Halas of Revere, and two great-grandchildren, Evan Brady O’Connor and Hannah Ruth O’Connor.
Mrs. Halas was a resident at the West Revere Health Center for three years. Richard Halas would like to thank the staff at the center for its outstanding care and support of his mother.
Mrs. Halas will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Wednesday, September 18th from 4-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7 PM. Committal Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.