Phyllis Loria Bonanno, of Morris Plains, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on her birthday, September 27, 2021. Born in Orange, NJ, Phyllis resided in Morris Plains for the past 43 years. Phyllis graduated from Mt. Saint Mary Academy in 1961, and earned her B.A. degree in Business Administration from Caldwell University in 1965. She worked for Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel for 25 years, until she retired as Administrative Manager in 2011. Phyllis was an active member of St. Virgil’s Church in Morris Plains, a Eucharistic minister, a volunteer at Morris View Nursing Home, as well as a former member of the Association of Legal Administrators and the St. Virgil’s Women’s Guild. Phyllis’ life was about the joy she brought to so many people. She had a magical ability to connect and engage with others. Her family and a deep commitment to her faith were paramount to her. She enjoyed gardening, spending time at the beach, cooking, entertaining and spending “Nana time” with her three grandchildren. Phyllis was a beautiful person, inside and out, and she surrounded herself with beauty in her home and in her friends. Phyllis is survived by her loving and devoted daughters, Dana (Bonanno) Pandiscia, and her husband, Tony, of Sparta, and Joelle Bonanno, of Red Bank. She is also survived by her dear siblings, Linda (Loria) Soprano, and her husband, Tom, of North Caldwell, Diane (Loria) D’Alconzo, and her husband, Vito, of Morris Township, and Dennis Loria, and his wife, Patty, of Acton, MA; her cherished grandchildren, Nicole Regelski, Anthony Pandiscia, and Michael Pandiscia; as well as her adored nieces and nephews, Denise (Loria) Bello, Chris Soprano, Renee Loria, Darren D’Alconzo, Alyssa (D’Alconzo) Thomas, Amy Loria, Kerry Loria, Kelly Loria, and Kevin Loria. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Frances Loria, her brother, Joseph Loria, and her nephew, Kevin Soprano. Family and friends are welcome to gather on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 4-8pm at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains. (To keep guests healthy, masks are respectfully requested. A continuous flow throughout the Funeral Home will also allow guests to safely pay their respects.) A Funeral Mass for Phyllis will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Virgil’s Church, 250 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains. (Mass will also be live-streamed at www.stvirgilparish.org...Scroll down to "Live Stream" section and press "Play" at exactly 10am.) Interment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to: OCRA (Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance) at www.ocrahope.org.