Mary Miller
Mary Miller
Mary Miller
Mary Miller
Mary Miller

Obituary of Mary Anne Miller

Mary Anne Miller passed away of ovarian cancer on January 23, 2024, in Lacey, Washington.  She was born October 4, 1944, to Robert and Florence Cronin in Jamaica, New York.


Mary Anne lived all over the world! From New York to North Carolina, Washington, Georgia, Colorado, Maryland, Germany (Bad Kreuznach), and back to Washington in 1985.  She loved traveling and making friends.


Mary Anne graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in New York, and St. John’s University.  She married Brett Francis in March 1967, and they had two children, Brian and Jennifer. Mary Anne later married Dan Miller on August 23, 2014.


After being a stay-at-home mom for her two children, she struck out into the business world and took it by storm, building a career that spanned more than 20 years. Starting as an assistant to an insurance agent, she worked and studied hard and became a certified insurance broker.  She worked for Raleigh Schwarz & Powell Insurance, which eventually merged with Brown & Brown Insurance.  She also was very involved with the Catholic Church, most recently Sacred Heart in Lacey. 


She loved to do anything with her hands, such as baking, gardening, stained glass, beading, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, and most of all quilting.  She would travel the country to quilt shows and stores. 


Mary Anne is survived by her husband, Dan Miller; son, Brian Francis; daughter, Jennifer (Francis) Jorstad; and six siblings.  She was predeceased by her parents, and brother, Gerard Cronin.


A funeral mass will be held Monday, February 5, 2024, 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 512 Bowker St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503.


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