Phyllis (Fredeen) Hjerpe, 99, of Kensington and Mystic, widow of Carl W. Hjerpe, passed away Wednesday (July 27, 2022) at Crescent Point in Niantic. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, daughter of the late Rev. Carl Fredeen and Mildred (Hultman) Fredeen, she was a longtime Kensington resident.
Phyllis was a graduate of North Park College in Chicago. A very involved member of South Church in New Britain, she was former President of the New Britain Symphony, and volunteered for many years at the New Britain Chapter American Red Cross in the Service to military families area. Phyllis was a former Red Feather Award recipient, a former member of Shuttle Meadow Country Club and the Mason's Island Yacht Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Anne Domurat and her husband Robert of Mystic, and Kari Hjerpe of St. Petersburg, FL; five grandchildren, Melinda, Benjamin and Christopher Domurat, Julian H. Currents PhD, and Maxwell Schroeder; several nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by a brother, Carl Fredeen and a sister Edythe Nelson.
A memorial service for Phyllis will be held at a later date in the Erwin Chapel of South Church. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Church 90 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com .