Franklin, Phyllis (Mancini)


Phyllis, age 102, passed from our midst on Wedneday, March 22, 2023 to join her beloved husband, Edwin, and son, Dennis, in the presence of the Lord.

Phyllis was born in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of Pasquale Mancini and Josephine Colarusso Mancini. She leaves her son, Donald Franklin, of Warwick, RI, son, Ted Franklin and wife Karen, of Warwick, RI, daughter, Dianne Robidoux of Warwick RI, and daughter, Bev Loconto and husband Patrick, of Southbridge, MA. Phyllis was always so proud to mention her 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Phyliss owned and operated the Gold Door Salon on Marcy Street in Southbridge, MA for many years. She loved spending time with her family and will be especially remembered for her love, kindness, and generosity, her quilting, toll painting, and her Italian cooking and baking.

Phyllis' family would like to thank the nursing and hospice staff at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, RI for their love and wonderful care provided to Phyllis. Funeral services and burial will be private. For messages of condolence, please visit