Philip A. Mallet, 82, passed away Sunday, September 4 at his home.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Jeanne G. (Charest) Mallet; three daughters, Jill Whittredge and her husband, Bruce of Webster, Nicole Curtin and her husband, Philip of Leominster and Mara Racicot of Auburn; a sister, Ginnie Whelpley and her companion, Bruce Fowler from Athol; seven grandchildren, Devin, Danielle, Timothy, Taylor, Liam, Riley and Karsen; four nieces and nephews, Mark Gabrenas, Kevin Gabrenas, Shelly Labrie and Meredith Burt. He was born in Gardner, son of Wilbert and Blanche (Duval) Mallet. He graduated from Athol High School, UMass Amherst College and completed his PhD. in Drama from Tufts University. He served in the US Army from 1961-64 attaining the rank of Sergeant.
Phil began his career in Theatre in San Francisco as a Director, an Actor and Thespian, a job in which he loved. Upon returning to this area, he finished his career working as a kitchen designer at Mid-State Kitchens. He was a member and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Phil loved music of any kind, he especially enjoyed playing the guitar. He was also an animal lover, among his favorites was dogs of any kind. He was an incredible father and loved his daughters with all his heart.
Visiting Hours are Wednesday, September 7 from 5 to 7pm at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston St. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 11am in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester. Burial will be private in the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, Winchendon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.