Phyllis R. Talley bio

Phyllis Talley

Phyllis R. Talley, of Fairfax, VA, and formerly of McLean, VA, died on May 31, 2023, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her darling husband of 52 years, Samuel H. "Bud" Talley. Survived by her daughter, Barbara Arnone, son-in-law Michael Arnone, grandchildren Phil Arnone, Julia Hensley, and Sam Arnone, and great granddaughters Tallie Hensley and Alisa Arnone. Also survived by nephew Richard Romano, his wife Maureen, and niece Meaghan Romano.

Phyllis was raised in Solvay, NY, and graduated from Solvay High School in 1952. She then worked as an executive secretary for the Atlantic Refining Company in Syracuse in the real estate acquisition department.

Phyllis and Bud were married in 1961, beginning a long and happy marriage centered around their family, home, and love of travel. Phyllis and Bud traveled the world, thoroughly exploring five continents. They were avid skiers who especially loved Big Sky, Montana. Their favorite spot was Big Moose Lake, NY, where they had many family vacations and where they honeymooned.

Phyllis was a happy homemaker and belonged to many social and community groups including McLean Postcomers and the Northern Virginia Women's Social Club, where she had many friends. Phyllis was also an avid and exceptional bridge player, having achieved Bronze Life Master status.

In the 1990s Phyllis returned to work in dress sales at Lord & Taylor where she won numerous awards for her outstanding sales performance and customer service.

She lost her beloved Bud in 2013.

Phyllis was known for her strength of character, her friendliness, intelligence, and outspokenness. She was fiercely devoted to her family and friends and was always her true self. She lived her life in dignity and peace.

She is irreplaceable and deeply missed.

Service will be held Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W Maple Ave., Vienna, VA.

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