Phyllis Lee Costanzo

Phyllis Lee Costanzo

February 19, 1933 – July 14, 2022

VISITATION: Monday, July 18th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm.  Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


The spaghetti & meatballs and linguine & clams are cooking again. After being apart for 15 years, Frankie and Phyllis are back together. As much as we miss the restaurant, we do and will really miss them.
Mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother to a bunch of kids she adored, Phyllis is survived by sons, Frank Jr. (Dolores) and Domnic (Cathy); grandchildren: Heather Sandoval (Ben), D J, Catrina, and Marc (Kelly).  great-grandkids: Enrique, Cristian, and Azaleah Franco, Drake Costanzo, A J and Aubree Sandoval, and Evie Costanzo; brother, Charles Hallgren; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Everyone knew Phyllis as the owner, cook, boss, and chief protector of Frank Sr., and the lady who would give you the shirt off her back and to whom everyone was family. But you didn’t ever want to get her mad. Mentioning that will probably get her mad.
She was as much as an icon at Frankie and Phyl’s as was Frankie. Her food was just as legendary as her personality.  To her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids, she was just Mom and Grandma.



  • Michael Kunz Posted July 15, 2022 8:46 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Vickie Dufresne Posted July 16, 2022 10:04 am

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Phyllis. God bless. Two beautiful souls are together again. Our visits together were always cherished and will be forever. Praying for peace and comfort to Dominic,,Frank Jr their spouses and the entire family. They were loved by so many.. two bright lights will shine upon you all. God Bless

  • Linda Fuller Posted July 16, 2022 11:30 am

    Dominic and family: Prayers and love to all of you from the Fuller family!!

  • Mike Paladino Posted July 16, 2022 11:55 am

    So sorry to here of your mom’s passing Frankie. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Prayers for the family.

  • Andrew Thompson Posted July 16, 2022 1:34 pm

    Aunt Phyl was the last matriarch of our family 😞. I pray her and the rest that went before her are dancing away, and making the food our kids will know nothing about. Love you Aunt Phyl

  • JAMES V DIZONNO Posted July 16, 2022 11:41 pm

    Dominic and Frankie im so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Phyllis was a wonderful and intelligent person. She will be missed.

  • Joe Randazzo Jr Posted July 18, 2022 9:43 am

    Sorry for your loss. 🙏

  • Wendy Posted July 18, 2022 2:53 pm

    Condolences to the family. My friends and I loved loved these two people and the restaurant
    Frankly and Phil’s absolutely the best! We were probably there about every day when we were kids.

  • Joe Posted July 18, 2022 7:06 pm

    Both Frank & Phyllis we’re very good people. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dominic, Frankie and family. From the Casas family.

  • Doug Yorty Posted August 26, 2022 9:26 pm

    I would be there every Tuesday. Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.
    Both of them ran their business perfectly. It was a joy to get to be a part of their lives.
    My condolences to the family. I

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