Phyllis J. MacKenzie, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born on December 23, 1932, the oldest daughter of seven children born to the late John and Bertha Tulka Kruszewski.
She was a proud graduate of East High School and went on to marry her love and classmate, Paul. She worked many jobs over the years including the Erie Housing Authority, H.A.N.D.S. and St. Joseph’s Apartments.
She was a faithful member of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church and a past member of St. Patrick’s Church. Phyllis was a woman of great faith who was grateful to be part of the Cursillo Movement and to have fulfilled her dream making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She always had a smile to give and a positive outlook. She belonged to the Red Hat Society, the Siebenbuerger Auxiliary, and was a member and past President of the Maennerchor Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading Stephen King novels, cooking meals, watching old movies, time spent with family and ,for many years, her Wednesday bowling league. She loved taking a spin around the dance floor with her husband, Paul and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, John and Luke.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul MacKenzie, and siblings, Elizabeth Bugbee, John Kruszewski and Alexander Kruszewski.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Renee MacKenzie (Barbara Dilettuso), Paul MacKenzie (Holly), and Philip MacKenzie (Michele), her grandchildren: John and Luke MacKenzie, and her siblings: James Kruszewski (Barbara), William Kruszewski and Dr. Mary Kruszewski.
Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge 3801 West 26th Street on Sunday from 1-4 pm and are invited to attend prayers there on Monday at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church.
Memorials may be made to the Raise The Roof Lottery Project at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 West 26th Street, Erie, Pa 16508 or to The Sisters of St. Joseph 425 W. 18th. Street, Erie, PA 16502.
Send condolences at www.BurtonQuinnScott.com.