Friday, August 31, 2018

Mildred "Millie" Wright-Brown of Angels Camp

   March 15, 1927 - August 28, 2018

   Mildred "Millie" Therese Wright-Brown, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Angels Camp on August 28, with two of her sons, Kelly and Darrell at her side.

   Born March 15, 1927 in Flint, Michigan to Dennis and Agnes Murphy, she was the sixth of ten

  Millie went to St. Michael's in flint for grades 1-12, received her B.S. from Michigan State, and then her M.S. from USC in Physical Therapy.

   She married Henry Wright in 1952 and had four children; Kelly, Palmer, Darrell and Shauna. She raised her children in Orinda and worked as a Physical Therapist for seven years in Berkeley and 19 years in Angels Camp.

     As a widow Millie married William Brown (1926-2006) in 1996. A Third Order Carmelite and member of the Italian Catholic Federation, she was a choir member at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Angels Camp along with her late husband.

   Millie also ha a tender devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Infant Jesus of Prague and to the Blesses Virgin Mary, especially as the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Our Lady of Fatima.

  . She was also devoted to the Holy Rosary, which she prayed every day, preferably along with her children when they were with her.. She strongly believed that 'the family that prays together, stays together.'

   Millie is survived by her brother Dennis J. Murphy, her four children; Kelly Wright, Dr. Palmer Wright, Darrell Wright and Dr. Shauna Wright-Chase; four grandchildren; Kelly Wright, Jr., Marshall Wright, Kendall Chase and Owen Chase, three step-children; Patricia Brown-Johnston, Nancy Brown and Robert Brown and 23 nieces and nephews.
   Funeral Mass will be Saturday September 8, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Patrick's in Angels Camp and the Rosary on September 7, 2018 at 6 PM at Angels Memorial Chapel, just down the street from the church, with viewing for those who wish to see Millie for the last time.

   Burial will be at St. Patrick's  Catholic Cemetery on Church Street in Murphys, followed by a social reception at the church hall.

   Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick's Church or to Angels Memorial Chapel either directly or through the family.

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