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Updated: 04/27/2014 08:00:01AM

Phyllis S. Knorr

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Phyllis S. “Phyl” Knorr, 78, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Good Friday, April 18, 2014.

She was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Newark, N.J., the daughter of James and Constance (nee Ceratto) Cordasco.

She was a graduate of Bloomfield High School in New Jersey. Phyllis was a sister of the community of The Queen of the Holy Rosary, and Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites of North Port, Fla. She was devoted to her prayer life for the church, as well as the community.

Phyllis worked outside the home in sales on occasion, as well she was a wonderful homemaker for her family. She enjoyed many types of craft-making. She was a skilled seamstress, and was gifted in the art of quilting.

Phyllis will be greatly missed by her children, Glenn Dispoto, Mark (Victoria) Dispoto, Gregg (Dianne) Dispoto and Lisa (Glenn) Frankel; her beloved stepchildren, Janis Knorr, Edward Knorr Jr. and Thomas (Theresa) Knorr; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward T. Knorr.

A memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations in Phyllis’ name be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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