Mary E. Miller

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Mary E.

“Big Mary”

June 29, 1949-January 28, 2022 (72).

Born June 29, 1949 and preceded in death by her parents George L. Miller and Mildred F. (nee Parkel) and her beloved brother John M. Miller (Patricia). Survived by nieces Erin Lasocki (nee Miller) and Jessie Stewart (Joe). Further survived by great niece Mc Kenna, great nephews Evan, Noah and Jacob. Special cousins Mary T. Singer (Little Mary) and Charlie Singer (Mark) and extended Parkel family members. Recognition to the Schmitz, Brenner families and in memoriam of Eddy Miller.

Mary was along time educator and principal in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. She was a member of many groups pertaining to her passion for her faith, education, social justice, women’s equality, as well as her spiritual and personal growth. A very active parishioner at St Catherine’s Church.  Mary was a longtime member of the Third Order of Franciscans.

Mary was surrounded and supported by many friends throughout her years. Being single, these friends were thought of as family. Thank you for loving Mary.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at 11:30AM at St. Catherine Church, 5101 W. Center St.

In lieu of flowers please bring nonperishable foods for the food pantry at St Catherines the day of the service and/or donate to St Catherine’s School, 2647 N 51st St., Milwaukee, Wi 53210


  1. Fred January 29, 2022 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Mary, your beautiful, warm and wise spirit will linger forever. in my memory with deepest gartitude. Your faith, willingness and courage inspired me many years ago and I know tocuhed and helped countless others.
    Reast in eternal peace.

  2. Jeremy January 29, 2022 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Mary, thank you for being a friend. I will remember the goodness and kindness of your heart and how you touched me and many others with your generosity of spirit. Rest In Peace.

  3. Toni Wagner January 29, 2022 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    What a kind and giving lady.. St. Catherine Parish was blessed by her presence.
    Mary loved playing Rummy Royal with her friends.
    We will miss her terribly. and will always remember her laugh and beautiful smile.

  4. Bindu Derksen January 29, 2022 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    My heart is breaking! Mary definitely going miss you! You definitely always made me at ease during our school meeting! You were always focused on parent involvement in our school! Your open heart and soul for caring about our school families will be missed! I know in my heart you will be watching and guiding us through our meetings! Continue to watch over all who knew you on this earth!
    Rest easy, until we meet again!

  5. Donna Mrugala January 30, 2022 at 1:57 am - Reply

    To such an amazing woman! Steadfast in your love for teaching and teachers many of whom you touched. Pro-Life and teachers began our friendship; your smiles and friendship surpassed any disappointments. Such warmth from one individual cannot express how much you will be missed. Memories are wonderful things as your smile and energy will go on. May you rest in peace from all your burdens that you carried for so long. Blessings to your family who cared for you during this most difficult time.

  6. Susan Czynszak January 31, 2022 at 5:45 am - Reply

    I extend my sympathies to all Mary’s family and friends. What a special woman and great friend! I miss her, but am very grateful to have crossed her path for some years.

  7. Nyama Reed February 1, 2022 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Mary was a well loved library patron. Blessings to her family and loved ones as you grieve her passing and celebrate her life.

    Nyama Reed
    WFB Public Library, Director

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