Phyllis Rizzo

Phyllis Rizzo passed away at home on November 5, 2018.  She was 96.

She was born in Newark to the late Andrew and Rose Giameo. She was a resident of Florham Park before moving to Mendham 30 years ago.

Her family will remember her as a warm and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all. 

Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Phillip N. Rizzo in 2014, her twin sister Noreen Naples and brother Peligrino Giameo. 

She is survived by her son Nicholas Rizzo and his wife Lori of Florida; two daughters Maria Mortellito and her husband Ralph of Mendham Twp., and Andrea Rizzo of Warren; her sister Josephine Galante of Brick and seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the Bailey Funeral Home, Mendham on Saturday, November 10th from 9-11am, with a Memorial Service at 11am in the funeral home.  Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to to Dr. Faustman’s Diabetes Research in honor of Phyllis’s great grandchildren by mail MGH Immunobiology Laboratory, Attn: Dr. Denise Faustman, Massachusetts General Hospital-East Building 149, 13th Street, CNY-3601, Charlestown, MA 02129, or online at