Philip Lyseth

Obituary for Philip Lyseth

July 30, 2016
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts


Philip C. Lyseth, of Shrewsbury, died on Saturday July 30, 2016 at CareOne in Millbury. He was 84.

Born on July 3, 1931 to Philip and Lucille (Chadwick) Young Lyseth, Philip attended Westfield and Bridgewater State Colleges and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, CT. He went on to serve his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Upon his return, Philip worked in the food service business for most of his life moving from chef to management. He worked for The Seiler Corporation and Sodexho USA for 23 years spending much of that time as a purchasing agent before retiring in 1991. An avid sports enthusiast, in particular, fishing, Philip enjoyed traveling with his wife across country where they completed the trip many times.

Philip is predeceased by his first wife, Barbara C. (Carlson) Lyseth who died in 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Mullholland Riguette) Lyseth with whom he recently celebrated 49 years of marriage on July 21st. He leaves five children, Kevin Lyseth of Grafton, Keith Lyseth and his companion Cheryl Fraser and his two children, Margaret and Emma, of Northborough, Karen Baker and her husband, Jeffrey of Worcester and their three daughters, Jacqueline Letourneau, Monica Hall and Renee Beaulieu, Kerry Cronin and her husband, Steve of Worcester and Kimberly Dumais and her fiancé Richard Hutt and her two children Marc and Anastasia of Shrewsbury; a sister, Nancy Higgins and her husband, Jimmy of Conway, AR. He is also survived by 3 great grandchildren, Jordan, Austin and Harper and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Philips's life by gathering for a calling hour at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Friday, August 5th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by his Funeral Service at 10:30. Pastor Douglass Geeze will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Honor Philip's memory with a donation to Veteran's Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.

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