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“Phyllis lived an extraordinary life, filled with generosity, wisdom and friendship.Hearing so many nice memories from family, neighbors and co...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Dan Latner - New York, NY

“ON UNIONfor Phyllis AulianoDisorientation. Of bleating taxis, old buildings pressed hard against one anothertilting somehow west,clumsy scaffolding...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mark Underwood - Port Washington, NY

“Rest In Peace Phyllis! Phyllis set an example for us all with her dedication, loyalty and love for her family and for her Guardian family. She was a...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Len Peltzman - New York, NY

“Phyllis was a lovely lady.May her memory be a blessing for all her family and friends.Our sincere condolences to the Latner family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Marilyn and Peltzman - NY

“My dear Phyllis! My guardian, my angel! Love from the first sight when we met in 1993. Your big heart, sweet and innocent soul, unconditional love,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lana Nevskaya - Brooklyn, NY

“I worked with Phyllis at Guardian for many years. She was a strong influence on me and many of us who were associated with her and I personally...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sheila Weinman - New York, NY

“Phyllis was my dear friend, she accepted me with open arms and extended her helping hands. She changed my life in so many ways. I am lucky to know...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Rimma Kosubevsky - Staten island, NY


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Phyllis Auliano (September 1, 1932 - February 28, 2021)
Service Date: March 5th, 2021

Phyllis Auliano was a lifelong New Yorker, with a passion for family, friends, and learning. For Phyllis, 'New York' meant Union Square -- a neighborhood she loved -- and where she lived and worked.

Phyllis enjoyed a long successful career at Guardian Life Insurance Company, where her intelligence and attention-to-detail got noticed, allowing her to rise through the company, eventually retiring as Second Vice President. She considered her friends and co-workers to be her 'Guardian Family', and continued to remain involved with the company and her friends even after retirement.

Family was very important to Phyllis, and she was instrumental in organizing and hosting countless gatherings and dinners over the decades. Her warmth and generosity meant that many close friends were also included, and became honorary family members.

After retiring, Phyllis redirected her interests and love-of-learning towards synagogue activities, regularly attending (and looking forward to) the weekly Brotherhood Synagogue Bible studies classes. She also had a keen interest in finance, Israel, and politics.

Phyllis remained active, never losing her wit, intelligence, or humor -- and those of us that laughed with her and loved her will feel this loss for a long time.

Phyllis will be laid to rest in Nassau Knolls Cemetery, joining her beloved husband John, who departed 4 years earlier. Both will be greatly missed.