Briski, Mildred Catherine "Millie" (nee: Mihelich) Mildred was born on June 3, 1919 and passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. She lived her entire 93 years in Joliet, the city that she loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton Briski; her parents, Joseph and Antonia (Tushek); her sisters, Elizabeth Mihelich and Anne Picco and her brothers, Tony, Peter, Rudolph, Joseph, Andrew, Frank and Lawrence Mihelich. To cherish her memory, Millie leaves behind her loving son, Anton "Tony"; a very special daughter-in-law, Karen and her granddaughter, Brenna who was her pride and joy in life. She also leaves behind her brother John Mihelich of Kent, Washington and her sister-in-law Lainey Mihelich. There are numerous nieces and nephews of whom she was so fond, especially Margaret "Peggy" Soland and Sue Ellen Castagnoli. When Peggy died, Sue Ellen and her family adopted "Aunt Mickie" as part of their family. Both nieces took her to church, shopping, doctor appointments and included her in holiday trips and dinners. The immediate family is deeply grateful for all the love they expressed to her. Millie enjoyed many things with her friends over the years. She participated in bowling leagues, bus trips to various casinos and tourist attractions and playing and working bingo. She was so proud and generous with her talent of making "money dolls" for various charities, especially St. Mary's Nativity Church. As an active member of the church she was elated to receive the award as "Women of the Year". Throughout the years, Millie was a member of the JoAnn Club of St. Mary's Nativity Church, the Slovenian Women's Union of America, where she was recognized for 50 years of membership in 2008, the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post #1080, the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Cantigny Post #367, Joliet Rivals Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens Association. A Memorial Mass will be held, Friday April 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church. Entombment of ashes will be at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary's Nativity Church of Joliet.
Published in Herald News on Apr. 3, 2013