ROCKLAND – Helen K. Phillips, wife of the late George N. Phillips, died peacefully, March 21, 2004, at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. Born in Cushing, she was the daughter of Andrew and Blanche Young Killeran. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of Thomaston High School. For more than 43 years, Helen worked as a telephone operator with the New England Telephone Company. She was a member of the Penobscot Bay Medical Center Auxiliary and for more than 25 years, volunteered with the American Red Cross Blood Bank. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. A longtime communicant of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, for many years she was an active member of the Daughters of St. Bernard’s. Predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years in 1988, Mrs. Phillips is survived by one son, George W. Phillips and his wife, Joann Hudson Phillips, of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Elizabeth K. Curtis of Falmouth Foreside; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Vigil prayers will be recited at 6:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. The Rev. Mark Reinhardt will officiate. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Thomaston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, Suite 163B, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101.