Ella Phillips of Riverhead died Feb.8, 2019, at the Acadia Center in Riverhead. She was 81.

She was born April 14, 1937, in North Carolina to Harvey and Hilda Midgette.

She worked at Hazeltine and later, worked as a dietician at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Predeceased by her husband, William, in 1989, she is survived by her children, William Jr. of Riverhead, James, of Florida, Treasa, of North Carolina and LaMae Samuel of Buffalo; her brother, Willie Midgette of North Carolina; and many grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Riverhead Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home.

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