Ann Virginia Phillips, who with her husband owned and operated East Hampton Cleaners on Newtown Lane for more than 25 years beginning in the 1970s, died on July 26 in Homosassa, Fla., following complications related to recent surgery. She was 88.
She married Albert W. Phillips on Aug. 30, 1946. They lived on North Haven for 43 years, raising four children there. Mrs. Phillips enjoyed playing bingo, doing crafts, and sewing. She had been a member of the Homemakers Extension in Southampton.
Born on May 11, 1925, to William Becker and the former Dorothy Wighaus in East Williston, she grew up and attended high school there.
She is survived by her four children, Virginia Bennett and Albert Phillips Jr. of Homosassa, Susan Gaines of Melissa, Tex., and Janet Johnson of Norfolk, Va. She is also survived by three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Doris Tremblay of Homosassa.
A private service was held in Homosassa on July 28. Mrs. Phillips was buried alongside her husband, who died in 2008, at Calverton National Cemetery.
Donations have been suggested to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 2725, Sag Harbor 11963, or the HPH Hospice Care Center, 2242 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Fla. 34613.