Phyllis Lorraine Cristarella
October 22, 1940- March 8, 2018
Phyllis Lorraine Cristarella, 77, of Huntingtown passed away March 8, 2018. She was born October 22, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to James W. and Katherine Annie (Helwig) Brooke. Phyllis was raised in Southeast D.C. and graduated from Anacostia High School. She was a devoted stay at home mom for many years. She later became a school bus driver for Charles County Public Schools, known to her students as Ms. Cris, retiring after 32 years of service. Phyllis loved spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Philip Cristarella. She is survived by her children Donna R. Madden and husband Marty of Huntingtown, Dean M. Cristarella of Pomfret, MD and Noelle B. Pierceall of Huntingtown, grandchildren Shane and Mia Madden and Jacob and Joshua Pierceall, great-grandchildren Reagan, Scarlet, Braelynn, Agatha and Lincoln, brother James W. Brooke and wife Jeanie, sisters Debora Brooke and brother in law Gregory Cristarella and wife Angela.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018