Phyllis Jamsa

ATHOL —A Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis (Feliksa)(Wagner)(Jacobson) Jamsa was held Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Our Lady Immaculate Church. Rev. Edwin Montana officiated.

The organist was Janet Paoletti and the soloist was Lori Peterson.

The readings were shared by Phyllis’ nephew, Craig Wagner and her great niece, Cherie Wagner. The offertory gifts were brought forward by her nephew, Stephen Wagner and his wife Jackie. A eulogy was given by Phyllis’ niece, Joanna Adams.

Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Gardner. The bearers were Steve Wagner, Jon Adams, Kris Adams, Elizabeth Burrill, and Eric Wagner.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack 110 New Athol Rd., Orange directed arrangements.

ATHOL — Phyllis (Feliksa)(Wagner)(Jacobson) Jamsa passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in the Highview Nursing Home, Leeds.

Phyllis was born in Kvaska village, near the city of Lomza, Poland, to the late Bronislaw and Gladyslawa (Rasrow) on Dec. 1, 1921.

She was a 1940 graduate of Gardner High School in Gardner, and received her bachelor’s degree in allied health from Fitchburg State. She worked in a group home until her retirement in 2003.

Phyllis had previously worked in several businesses in Gardner, including Gem Crib, Simplex, and Florence Stove Company, where she was executive secretary to the purchasing agent. She and her husband, William Jamsa, later operated Skyline Farm and Hatchery in Westminster for a number of years. Phyllis was also a licensed yoga instructor, ski enthusiast, and physical fitness devotee throughout her entire life. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Gardner Lodge. She enjoyed the Athol and Orange Senior Centers, where she made many friends later in life.

Phyllis leaves her brother, Anthony E. Wagner, and his wife Janice (Peckham) Wagner of Phillipston; a niece, Johanna Adams, and her husband Kenneth; nephews, Stephen Wagner and his wife Jacqueline, Alan M. Wagner and his wife Barbara, Craig Wagner and his wife Doreen, Kevin Wagner and Eric Wagner and his wife Enola; great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Michael Wagner, of Gardner and Palm Bay, Fla., and a nephew, Anthony E. Wagner II.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., in Our Lady Immaculate Church, 192 School St., Athol.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Gardner.

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Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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