Phyllis Ann Bonavitacola



Phyllis Ann Bonavitacola, 70, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at Conway Manor Nursing Home in Conway, South Carolina. She was born on April 7, 1948 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to the late Arthur & Mable Lessor Thorworth.

Along with her parents, Phyllis is reunited with her son, Anthony Marc Bonavitacola; her sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Smith; and her granddaughter, Harmony.

Phyllis had a smile that could light up the darkest room, and a sense of humor that left friends sore with laughter. She will be missed by all who had the honor of getting to know her through the years.

Left to cherish Phyllis’ memory are her children, Brian Bonavitalcola and his wife, Julie, Bridget Harrison and her husband, John, all of Myrtle Beach and Todd Bonavitacola of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; as well as four grandchildren, Cathy Lynn, David, Mary-Ann & Johnny; her beloved great-grandson, Hunter; and her cousins.

A Celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.