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Phyllis Yaffe

Yaffe, Phyllis (Taymore) age 77, of Dedham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 4, 2021.  Phyllis was the beloved daughter of the late Dorothy and Maynard Taymore.  She was predeceased by her sister and brothers-in-law Roberta (Bobbi) and Edward Lander and Roger Fox and survived by her sister Susan.  She is also survived by her husband of many years and best friend Warren Yaffe of Maynard.  Phyllis was adored by her three children and their families including Alisa Bolton and her fiancé Steven Arboch of Ashland; Esta and Jeff Singer of Holden, and Michael and Leslyn Yaffe of South Orange, NJ.  She was a devoted grandmother to Megan, Ashley, Lila, Toby and Marc.  She was aunt Phyl to many, including Scott, Caryn, Steven, Heidi, David and their families.

Other dear loved ones include the late Paul Trowbridge, Oscar Obrego as well as Buchi and Mercy Agbakwue and their sons Super and Josh.  They have cared for each other as family members.

Phyllis grew up in Brookline and raised her family in Needham.  She always welcomed friends into her life, home and heart.  She loved spending time together with family and friends creating lifelong treasured memories.

A private family funeral will be held graveside Sunday March 7th at 4:00pm and will be livestreamed for friends and family. A link to see the service can be found here.

A celebration of her life will be held up the country over the summer.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc. in Phyllis’ memory.  Please share a warm memory with a loved one and enjoy a treat in Phyllis’ honor.


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