Phyllis Brand, 75, of Parlin, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was born Phyllis Placko on July 7, 1946, in Newark, New Jersey, where she grew up. After marriage, Phyllis and her husband, Gary, started their lives together in Piscataway, New Jersey, before settling in the Sayreville/Parlin area to raise their daughters. Before her retirement, Phyllis worked as a hairdresser for Shear Success in Colts Neck for many years. Most of all, she was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend to many. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Teresa (Caprara) Placko, her beloved husband, Gary Brand, and her sister, Dolores Schwarz. Phyllis is survived by her loving daughters, Danielle Rios of Parlin, New Jersey, Michele Gonzalez and her husband, Jaime, of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, her siblings, John Placko and his wife, Eileen, Anna Goldberg, and Julia McMullen, her cherished grandchildren, Krystal Gonzalez and Jaime Gonzalez, Jr., and many nieces and nephews.
In respect of Phyllis’s wishes, she will be privately cremated. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home during the visitation hours. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in loving memory of Phyllis to St. Jude Children's Hospital, stjude.org. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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