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William Abbott Phillips IV

William Abbott Phillips died suddenly on Thursday, April 24, 2008. He was the husband of Janet E. Phillips and the father to his beloved daughter Jillian.

He was an avid fisherman, duck hunter and skier.

He was a loving husband, father and friend, and he will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to his wife and daughter, his father, Abbott and his wife Andrea Phillips of Little Compton, RI, his mother Ethel Phillips of Kingston, MA, and his sisters Krietta Phillips of Warren, VT, and Noel Hallisey and her husband Steve of Aspen, CO, survive him. He leaves his half sisters Weatherly Bates and her husband Greg of Homer, AK, Lucy Eaton of Turks and Caicos, and Kathy Michalove and her husband Jim of Stonington, CT; his mother-in-law Andrea Lamb of Tequesta, FL; his sister-in-law Kelly Carey and her husband Joe of Halifax, MA; and his brother-in-law Mike Breen and his wife Kris of Wallington, VT. Many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews also survive him.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Whitman, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120, or online at, or by calling

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