Phyllis Landolfi Marino,75, of East Haven, formerly of Grafton Street, New Haven, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the CT Hospice, Branford with her family by her side. She was wife of the late Pasquale G. Marino. Phyllis was born in New Haven on February 23, 1937; daughter of the late Peter Landolfi and Alice Piscopo Landolfi Saccavino. Phyllis had worked for Arthur T. Barberi Insurance; the Machinists Union and later for Livable Cities Initiative for the City of New Haven. She was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee and was a co-ward chairman in the City of New Haven. Also known as Politics Phyllis, she made countless friends; was an effective mentor to countless young people; was an organizer extraordinaire; ran local headquarters and countless elections and she never overlooked anyone, taking care of the candidate and the poll worker alike. A lifelong Democrat, enjoyed going to the casino, was a devote New York Yankees fan, truly enjoyed her Brazo’s Cottage Association family and was one of the funniest people you’ll ever meet with a heart of gold; she will truly be missed. Mother of Andrea Marino of Branford, NHPD Sgt. Pasquale J. Marino and his wife Pam of New Haven. Grandmother of Gennaro John Marino. Predeceased by her sister Catherine Battista.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church, North Haven at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.