Phyllis M. Goulet
Phyllis M. Goulet
  • November 6, 1928 - December 3, 2017
  • Yorktown, Virginia

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Phyllis M. Goulet, 89, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Northampton, Massachusetts with her family as a child and remained there through school, where she met and married her husband and started her family. She spent most of her adult life moving around the country and overseas with her career military husband. Eventually, her family settled in Hampton, Virginia. She was never retired from her life's calling as the family matriarch; supporting her husband's service deployments, keeping the home, raising her family and loving and nurturing her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her guidance, devotion and unconditional love will be dearly missed.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Victor L. Goulet, Sr. in 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald J. Hartung and Catherine (Carey) Hartung, as well as one of her brothers and two sisters. Phyllis is survived by three sons; Victor and his family of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Donald and Kenneth of Hampton, Virginia. She was the devoted grandmother of Michelle Neal and her husband Clayton of Granger, Indiana; Nicole Bailey and her husband Joshua of Manchester, New Hampshire; Kimberly Berger and her husband Nicholas of Thailand; and Kate Goulet of Yorktown, Virginia. She leaves a devoted and adored daughter-in-law and caregiver, Sandra Rathmann of Yorktown, Virginia. She will be missed dearly by her great-grandchildren; Chandler and Brooke Neal and Ryan and Rebecca Berger. She is survived by her brother, Robert Hartung of Taunton, Massachusetts, as well as many nephews, nieces and a lifetime of friends.

Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of her life, on January 6, 2018 beginning at 11:00 am at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. The inurnment of her ashes, when she will be joined at her husband's side forever, will occur directly following the service at Parklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Heart Association.

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