Phyllis M. (nee Giresi) Grisanti, 74, of Lafayette, passed away June 26, 2021. Born in Hackensack, Mrs. Grisanti resided in Garfield and Clifton for much of her life. More recently she has been living in Sussex County. Before her retirement, she was employed as a secretary with the Passaic County Meals on Wheels Program in Paterson. She had been a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church in Clifton. Phyllis had a passion for creating stained glass and was a talented knitter.
Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved husband, Philip N. Grisanti on April 17, 2020; and her parents, Samuel and Josephine (nee Stellita) Giresi.
Survivors include: her son, Robert Grisanti and his wife, Michelle of River Edge; her daughter, Ronni Merwede of Westwood; her brother, Louis Giresi and his wife, Arlene of Woodland Park; and her beloved grandchildren, Amanda Brielle Merwede and Justin Tyler Merwede, who is a volunteer firefighter at Westwood Volunteer Fire Dept. Her grandchildren were her world and she loved spending time with them.
Memorial Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 13th from 4:00 to 7:30 pm followed by a service at 7:30 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Since Phyllis survived breast cancer multiple times, please consider a contribution to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801899, Dallas, TX 75380. Please visit www.bizubquinlan.com for driving directions and online condolences to the family on the Tribute Wall section of the obituary.
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Susan G. Komen Foundation
13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas TX 75380