Richmond-Phyllis "Penny" Choate, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the
Augusta Center of Health and Rehabilitation.
Phyllis was born on June 10, 1924 in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Roy E. and Bernice P. Choate.
She graduated from Richmond High School in 1941 and continued her education at the Portland
School of Nursing graduating in 1946 as a Nurse Cadet, ready to serve her country.
Ms. Choate was a Registered Nurse, certified in Florida and Connecticut, working at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut for many years.
After retiring from Greenwich Hospital as a supervising nurse, Phyllis returned to Richmond to
be with her mother and her sister Arlene.
She was a very active member of the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist, working many
benefit activities with her church family.
Ms. Choate was predeceased by her mother and father, her dad Archer C. Terrell, sister Arlene
and brother-in-law Bill Gardner, sister Elaine, stepbrother Merle Terrell, stepsister Carlene
Giberson, special Uncle Donald Mosher and her niece Elaine F. Gardner.
She is survived by her nephews Dennis M. Gardner and family, Dr. Brian L. and Paula Gardner
and family, Peter D. and Cora Gardner and family and longtime dear friend, Evelyn Gooch.
At the request of Ms. Choate there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. Interment by family members will be in the future when the sun shines bright and the birds sing
loudly at the Cotton Cemetery.
"The Golden Gates were opened wide,
A Gentle Voice said "Come!"
And Angels from the other side,
Welcomed our loved one home."
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation for their kindness, compassion and the excellent care given to Aunt Phid.
Donations may be made in Phyllis’ memory to the Arlene C. Gardner Scholarship Fund c/o
Richmond Alumni Association PO Box 55 Richmond, Maine 04357 or to the Dresden-Richmond,
United Methodist Church c/o Charlotte Sullivan 21 Alexander Reed Road Richmond, Maine