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Rhoda A. Phillips, 85, White Plains Resident

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Rhoda Ann "Beebo" (Hamerman) Phillips of White Plains died Saturday, March 12. She was 85.

She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Brooklyn. While attending Brooklyn College, where she graduated in 1952 with an English degree, she met her lifelong friend, Ethel Sloan. While still in her early 20s, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a copywriter. After marrying and having two daughters, she moved to Eastchester, where she worked as the manager of Doubleday Bookstore for 14 years. Later, she moved to White Plains and worked as an investigator for the Westchester County Department of Social Services. For many years up until her last days, she volunteered for The Friends of the White Plains Library, most recently serving as president.

She is survived by her daughters, Vikki (Phillips) Siciliano and Alexandra Phillips; son-in-law, Tony Siciliano; her grandchildren, Zack (Rachel), Cody (Erin), Rosalie and Lily; great-grandchildren, Coraline and Everett; and nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

All who knew her are invited to the celebration of her life Saturday, March 19, from 1-4 p.m. in the community room of the White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Friends of the White Plains Library in her memory.

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