In Memoriam : Phyllis Hoffman

Phyllis Hoffman Phyllis G Hoffman - age: 94
(May 20, 1918 to August 19, 2012 )
Resident of Scarborough, Maine

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SCARBOROUGH, MAINE- Phyllis Sampson Hoffman passed away peacefully in Scarborough at Pine Point Center on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the age of 94.

She is predeceased by her husband, Philip F. Hoffman, brother, Elmer “Bud” Sampson, and daughter, Judith Elaine Hoffman.

She is survived by her brother, Warren Sampson, sons Adrian Hoffman and wife Wanda Graham of Nova Scotia, Canada, Julian Hoffman and wife Kris of Boise, Idaho, daughter, Johanna Hoffman of Saco, Maine, and son in law Richard Holmes of New Hampshire. Grand children include Christopher, Daniel, Tristan, Kaedin, Katlin and Joshua, and great grandchildren, Andrew, Charles, Elysse and Justin.

Phyllis was first and foremost an amazing mother. She was a professional classical musician, composer, music instructor as well as a painter and a poet. She was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While studying at NEC she won numerous awards for her compositions including the Paderewski Award in 1949. She was a professional musician, proficient on French horn and trumpet. She taught music lessons privately at her home in Sharon, Mass. She enriched the lives of many young musicians who went on to professional careers in music as well as music lovers who gained an appreciation for classical music. Phyllis shared her knowledge, and exuded an enthusiasm and passion for many creative interests and rarely asked for anything in return. Her love of the English language, literature and poetry was shared with all who knew her. She also enjoyed being an amateur radio operator with a hundreds of contacts and QSL cards from around the world. In 2001 she and her husband Philip moved from North Kingston, Rhode Island to Scarborough, Maine.


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