Pine Plains, NY - Phyllis C. Fredriks, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, May 22, 2017 at The Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, NY.
She was born on July 11, 1950 in Queens, NY the daughter of Herbert and Eva (Maguire) Striffler. After graduating high school, she attained a degree in nursing in 1971 from the Clara Maass Hospital School of Nursing. Later, she became a certified Lamaze instructor and taught area childbirth classes. Her focus in the area of nursing was labor and delivery, working at both Northern Dutchess and Sharon Hospitals. She was a Girl Scout Leader, member of the Pine Plains Ladies Auxiliary, and a volunteer at the Sharon Congregational Church.
An avid reader, she enjoyed time spent with her local book club. She also found great enjoyment in making jewelry, sewing, and visiting the beach. Her greatest joy was being in the presence of her grandchildren.
On January 15, 1972 in Wayne, NJ she married Ronald M. Fredriks. He survives her at home.
In addition to her loving husband Ron, survivors include three daughters, Beth Murray (Neil) of Clinton Corners, NY; Sharon Norcott (Tim) of Atkinson, NH; Laura Jorgensen (Todd) of Agawam, MA; a son, Noah Fredriks (Elise) of Melbourne, FL; a brother, Bill Striffler of Sussex, NJ; nine grandchildren, Neil, Kieran, Emma, Mackenzie, Aidan, Dylan, Cameron, Josephine and Peter.
Memorial calling hours are 4 to 7 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main St. Pine Plains.
Funeral services are at 11 am on Saturday May 27, 2017 from the Sharon Congregational Church, 25 Main St. Sharon, CT with Pastor, Jody Guerrera officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Sharon Congregational Church PO Box 6 Sharon, CT 06069.
The family would like to thank the staff at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing for their care.