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Paul Michael Phelan

Paul Michael Phelan, 78, of Bridgewater, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Phelan was born March 14, 1941, at Fort Benning, Georgia and was the son of the late Paul Louis and Marjorie Lemke Phelan.

Mike graduated from Oakland High School, in Oakland, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant in Arlington Hall Station. It was in Arlington where he met his wife of 53 years, Cecelia Kramer, where both were members of the Catholic Young Adults Club. He retired from Western State Hospital where he was employed as a computer operator, and was previously employed in the Harrisonburg office of Swift & Company. He also worked for the government in Washington, D.C. upon leaving the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Kramer Phelan, and their four children: Rita, Andrew (Johanna), Veronica Grimes (Jeff), and Daniel; siblings Jerry Holmes, Hank, Peggy Anderson, and John (Terri); grandchildren Madeleine, Ella, and Maureen Grimes and Celia Phelan, and nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg. The Phelan/Kramer family will receive friends in the church hall following the service. Interment will be at Duck Run Natural Cemetery in Penn Laird. The casket will be closed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry.

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