Philomena "Phyllis" Costanza Coia (nee Melograno), on February 15, 2022, of Haddonfield; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 95.
Beloved wife of the late Frederick Coia. Devoted daughter of the late Antonio Melograno and Mary Palmeri. Loving mother of Gene (Holly) of Bay St. Louis, MS, Theresa of Haddonfield, NJ, and Fred (Karen) of St. Augustine, FL. Dear grandmother of Emily (Laef), Jamie (Chip), Kristina, Jodi, and Daniel. Great-Grandmother of Bodhi. Sister of Josephine Drummond of AZ and the late Michael Melograno, John Melograno, Tina Adams, Salvatore Melograno, and Joseph Melograno.
Phyllis was a member of the OSIA Vita Nuova Lodge #2327 (formerly William Paca Lodge). She worked at Roselli's Italian Specialities in Medford for many years. Phyllis' door was always open, she loved serving everyone her homemade meatballs and pound cake. She always had a positive attitude and enjoyed her trips to the casinos. Most of all, Phyllis loved spending time with her family.
There will be a viewing from 9:15 to 11:15am Saturday, February 19 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 12 noon at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church.
Interment private at request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phyllis' name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org. 800-822-6344
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Runnemede, NJ 08078
To Phillis the lover of life,people and good times. The dancing queen. We have nothing but good memories of her. From our stop overs to trips to Arizona and Calabria. Her door was always open to us. It was always like coming home. She was always ready for the next good experience. We will always be thankful for what We learned from her and her kindness. Christina & Art
Dear Phyllis, how lucky I was to move to new Jersey and have you for my nextdoor neighbor. you and your wonderful family. Thanks to you we joined the Sons of Italy. We are so glad to have known you. so glad we got to eat your delicious pound cake..Lou and Rachel
Phyllis was like a second mom to me. My casino partner and my Sons of Italy meeting passenger on her rides home. I will truly miss her. I have no one to share recipes with like I did with her. We are sad to see you go, but heaven gained an angel. Look for my mom, I asked her to save a seat next to her at the slots !!!!
My Aunt Phyllis and my mother were first cousins. My Aunt Phyllis was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. She loved to dance and I always think of her when I hear the song Pennsylvania 65000, and picture her and Uncle Freddie dancing. Instead of Resting I.P. , I’m sure she’s dancing in the heavens! She has touched many people and will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to the whole family. Xx, Karen
We loved you from the first time we met you. Thank you for being in our lives and for showing me how to make those great meatballs; they will never be as good as yours. Also appreciate all those great recipes you were kind enough to share with us. We had alot of laughs together and we will have more, when we meet again. Until then, know how much we all love you.
Nancy and Chip Tagland