Phyll O'Regan dies at 94
Woy Woy lost one of its best-loved characters on Tuesday, July 19, when Ms Phyllis (Phyll) O'Regan died following a short illness.
She died in Gosford hospital, where she had spent most of her working life, eventually becoming head nurse in the orthopaedic ward.
"Phyll leaves behind her best friend and long-term partner Pat Molloy, a multitude of friends and a lifetime of great memories," said Ms Malloy's niece Ms Fran Malloy.
"Phyll's age was one of the Peninsula's best kept secrets.
"It can now be revealed Ms O'Regan was born in 1928, and turned 94 in July."
Phyll spent most of her life looking after other people, and was funny, cheeky and kind, according to Ms Fran Malloy.
"Senator Deborah O'Neill was one of many people to send her condolences, as Phyll and Pat were founding members of the Peninsula Day Branch of the ALP.
"She spent years helping secure community-focused representation for the area.
"St John the Baptist Woy Woy parish priest Father Timothy Raj said he would miss Phyll's humour, and that she always made everyone around her smile.
"Her many friends included the Savage and Brett families, with Ellie Brett reading a lovely poem at Phyll's funeral."
Media release, 5 Jul 2022
Fran Malloy, Sydney