Lesley-Ann Phillips

Lesley-Ann Phillips

July 4, 1976 – February 13, 2022

Lesley-Ann (O’Brien) Phillips, age 45, of Norton, MA, passed away peacefully at home on February 13, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  

Lesley was the beloved daughter of Dennis O’Brien and Vivienne & Sam Ciotoli.  She is survived by her partner, Sean Lynch; daughter, Logan Phillips and sons, Maguire Phillips and Graham Lynch.  Lesley is also survived by siblings; Jennifer Rosenberg (Aaron), Michael O’Brien (Sabrina) and Tara Caiza (Emerson); along with her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Originally from Binghamton, NY, Lesley was born on July 4th, 1976, as Broome County’s Liberty Baby in the bi-centennial year.  She attended Chenango Valley schools and was a member of the Class of 1994.  Following high school, she became a professional nanny before going on to her career at Target.  Lesley was very passionate about each colleague she had the chance to work with in her career.

Lesley enjoyed creating amazing experiences and memories with her children, Logan, Maguire and Graham and spending quality time with her beloved partner, Sean. When she wasn’t at the soccer fields cheering the boys on at their games or binge-watching shows with Logan, she could be found spending time with family and friends and buying her two dogs, Gunnar and Guinness, all the noise making toys.

Lesley was greeted in heaven by grandparents, Victor Hutchings; John and Mary O’Brien; and Agostino and Antoinette Ciotoli.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 17th from 3pm-6pm with a prayer service to begin at 6pm at Boston Cremation, 115 N. Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lesley’s memory to Caring For a Cure at caringforacure.org


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  1. Anna McKinnon on February 14, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Sean and family,
    I am completely devastated for your loss, Lesley was an amazing woman and I was truly blessed to have had the pleasure of working with at Target. She will be missed. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Anna McKinnon

  2. Andrea Majka on February 14, 2022 at 11:29 am

    So very sorry….prayers and hugs to all the family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends…..our sincere condolences.
    Ron and Andrea Majka

  3. Donna Holmes on February 14, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Sean and family,
    I am so very saddend by your loss of such wonderful fun loving woman, damn she put up a fight!!! I was blessed with meeting Lesley at Target and the target family …. may she forever rest in heavenly peace and watch over you all.

  4. Gino Raimondi on February 14, 2022 at 11:34 am


    I am so sorry for you loss. I will be saying prayers for you and your family.

  5. Terry Rann on February 14, 2022 at 11:42 am

    So sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Thoughts are with you all and we have such great memories of Lesley when she stayed with us in the New Forest. With much love from your U.K family xx

  6. Bob Cook on February 14, 2022 at 11:58 am

    My condolences to all. Lesley was one of the sweetest souls you will ever meet. I will miss my chats with her. She always made me laugh right up til her final days. I will miss her.

  7. Kathryn Niles and Lisa Leber on February 14, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Vivienne and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathryn and Lisa

  8. Catherine Garcia-O'Malley on February 14, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Sean and Family,
    Lesley was a beautiful, strong, and inspirational woman . She was truly a pleasure and honor to have known . May she Rest In Peace

  9. Laurie (Verardo) Cormier on February 14, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    I am so very sorry for this enormous loss to your family. Lesley was one of a kind, the sweetest, funniest woman that I ever met. She loved her family to the depths of her soul. My condolences to you all. May Lesley rest in peace with the angels.

  10. Andy S on February 14, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Sean, I’m really sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  11. David Mizzoni / Topline German Shepherds on February 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Logan,Maguire,Graham & Sean.
    I will always remember Lesley , her strength,courage,& love !
    She made a life time first impression with me, may she Rest In Peace
    & watch over you forever!

    David Mizzoni

  12. Myra Odette on February 14, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    It is with great sadness that I receive this news of Lesley’s passing. Although I did not know her well, every time we met she was kind and lovely. I know she will be greatly missed by Sean and the children. May her loving memories bring you peace.
    Myra Odette

  13. Pamela (Arcisz) Bombardier on February 14, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    My heartfelt condolence is with you at this time. May the warmth of care and love of the people around you keep going in this tough time. Remember, all the great memories you had as they help ease the pain.

  14. Mary Bartoloni on February 14, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Lesley was always open to a little chat when we would cross paths at the mailbox or front lawn on summer days She knew what she was facing and her main concern was for all of you her nearest and dearest.May her warrior spirit surround each of you and comfort you. In time may the very thought of her bring a smile rather than a tear. God Bless

  15. Kathy on February 14, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Lesley, you were 1of a kind. You were a great boss, and friend. I will always remember my days at Target with you.
    Sean, my heart breaks for you and the family. Please know I will be praying for you all during this extremely difficult time.🙏🙏🙏

  16. Heather O'Connor Bodine on February 14, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Leslie will be missed very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Andy & Kayla Horan on February 14, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Lesley’s passing. So many fond memories working at Target with her. Hold all of the special memories close to your heart during the difficult times. May Lesley Rest In Peace.

  18. Ed Kirker on February 14, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing. She was always so energetic as a child and teenager. I didn’t know her as an adult but I’m sure she maintained that energy. My thoughts go out to the family.

  19. Marylou and Joe Bokol on February 14, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    So sorry, Vivienne, and glad you are there for Logan, McGwire, and Graham. Michael, Sam, Sean, and Jennifer will need you also
    and you them. God bless you all and give you strength and comfort. Beautiful Lesley is in the loving arms of God. Marylou and Joe Bokol.

  20. Linda Berish Emmett on February 14, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    My deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this most difficult time. I truly feel blessed that I was able to meet Lesley a few years ago. She was beautiful and wonderful person inside and out. She will always be with you in your hearts and memories. I know you are all hurting right now, but I hope you can find some comfort in your memories to help you through the difficult days ahead. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Patricia Syme on February 14, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    So very sad. We were lucky enough to know and love Lesley from the time she was born. Her lively spirit, great and wacky sense of humour will stay in our memories forever. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Viv, Sam and all her family. From her family in New Mexico. RIP Les.

  22. Lori Karaliolios on February 14, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I am so sorry, Lesley was the best soccer Mom to “Graham Bam”. I’m grateful that I got to spend many hours on the soccer field with her. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  23. James and Joanne Arts on February 14, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Lesley. We remember her as a little girl in school with our son Jeremy. She has left the world too soon.

  24. Kathy and Bill Goodwin on February 15, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Vivienne,Sam and Dennis we are saddened to hear of your loss. I remember when she was born that July 4th.Viv you said to me”Guess I should become a citizen since I had the bicentennial baby. “I have never forgotten that. May time heal the hurt you feel now. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

  25. LOREEN CHARLTON on February 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    All I’ve been doing is thinking about you and I regret not staying in touch. You are truly missed and I hope you know all the lives you touched and made better every single day. Love you

  26. George & Fiona Ochse on February 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Such sad news, we are so sorry to hear about Leslie’s passing but know she is in good hands with Victor.

  27. Jan Evangelisti on February 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Viv and family, I was so sorry to hear about Lesley. My heart just breaks for you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. JoEllen MacLeod on February 15, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Prayers and thoughts go out to your family.

  29. Brittany Paden on February 16, 2022 at 9:22 am

    May all of the loving memories bring comfort to you always. Thinking about all of you and sending love.

  30. Nikki Pontuso on February 17, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Sean, Logan, Maguire, & Graham, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You guys were her entire life & I know she will continue to take care of you all. I feel awful that I don’t have anything to say that will help heal the hurt but there isn’t anything I can say to fill such a great void. I can’t even believe I’m typing this in her obituary. She was incredibly strong. I just assumed it she would beat it. Just another challenge that she would overcome as she always did. She will be missed

  31. Barbara MacLeod on February 17, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Lesley. My deepest condolences. Rest In Peace. I always looked forward to my shifts at Target when Lesley was on she was a beautiful person and boss she will truly be missed.

  32. Maureen O'Brien on February 17, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Deepest condolences to Leslie’s children and my cousins Jenny and Michael, and Aunt Vivienne.

  33. Arlene Olver Koniuto on February 18, 2022 at 7:53 am

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of your lovely Lesley. I remember her bi-centennial birth fondly. May she finally have comfort and peace. God Bless her family and all…..

  34. Jennifer Steakelum on February 18, 2022 at 11:57 am

    This is so very heart breaking to see. Lesley was beautiful inside and out. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  35. Lucia on February 21, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I took care of leslie for a short time but was in awe of her strength, her positive outlook and hysterical sense of humor from day 1. They say nurses touch patients’ hearts, but leslie forever touched my heart. Prayers and deepest condolences ~Lucia

  36. Tim Schmits on March 7, 2022 at 11:38 am

    She was my favorite 7th grade girl classmate and 2nd middle school slow dance.

  37. Laurie a nelson on March 7, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    I am just seeing that Lesley Passed. I wish I had known, I would have attended her service. She was one of our favorite Mom’s that came in to our pediatric practice with the kids. She was always so upbeat and positive while she was fighting her fight. Always making ME feel better when I spoke with her. May she rest in the sweetest peace. Pain Free! Condolences to all who loved her, especially the kids. see you on the other side Sweetie! xoxo

  38. Dawn on September 4, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    I Missy you every day! 💕💕

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