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Phyllis Zieno

December 5, 1927 — November 15, 2013

Phyllis H. Zieno, 85, of Grove Avenue, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Born in Afton on December 5, 1927, Phyllis was the daughter of Frederick and Adeline (Walker) Holdrege. She graduated from Afton High School, then worked for the Norwich Knitting Mill. Phyllis later worked at GLA, and prior to her retirement in 1990, worked for NBT Bank for 25 years.

Phyllis was a very active member of St. Bartholomew’s Church, and was a member of the Ave Maria Guild, the Lioness Club and the Ladies of Charity. Phyllis was extremely fond of her grandchildren. She also very much enjoyed her daily walks, and took pleasure sitting on the swing in her back yard and at her daughter's camp.

On September 1, 1952, in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Phyllis married George Zieno, who predeceased her on January 2, 2012. Phyllis is survived by her son, John, and his wife, Pamela, of Norwich, and her daughter, Debbie Fratini, and her husband, Michael, also of Norwich. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Taylor, Rachel, Daniel and Adriana; brother Russell (Georgia) Holdrege of Bainbridge; sister-in-law Edna Holdrege, of Deposit; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Phyllis was predeceased by her brother Frederick Holdrege, sister Juanita Nielsen and Vickie Nielsen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. There will be a rosary service at 4:30 p.m.

Contributions in memory of Phyllis may be made to St. Bartholomew’s Church, 73 E. Main St., Norwich, NY 13815, or to the American Cancer Society, 5 Oak Street, Sidney, NY 13838, or to Chenango County Hospice, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY.

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