Phyllis Toby Mallen, 86, of Framingham, formerly of Texas and Boca Raton, Fla., died May 23, 2019. She was the wife of Paul Stern. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Phillip and Bertha (Hartz) Mallen. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Clark University and a Master’s degree in Education from Texas Woman’s University. She was a professional pianist and taught piano in her own studio for several decades. She was also a teacher in private and public school classrooms, retiring from the Dallas, Texas School District as an elementary school teacher. She was the author of two self-published books on musical education. She is survived by a sister, Joyce Cotton of Framingham; two sons, Lawrence Stern of Austin, Tex., and Michael Stern and his wife, Debra of Arlington; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Hannah Stern. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN

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