On December 29, 2020, I, Anna Milligan left this earth at the age of 95 to be with the two loves of my life – Irving, Jr., my husband who passed away in 1996 after almost 50 years of a wonderful marriage. Then, God called my beautiful daughter, Sharon (Peter) McGough to be with Him in 2015 at the age of 63.
I was born to Albert and Eva Kelly on May 5, 1925 in Inkster, Michigan. I liked to boast by telling people that I was born in a “Blind Pig” during prohibition times and raised in a grocery store. I graduated from Sacred Heart High in Dearborn in 1943 and worked in the Inkster Post Office. In 1947, Irv and I were married and lived in Dearborn, and in 1952, we were blessed with the birth of Sharon. In 1954, we moved to Plymouth, Michigan into the house that we had built, with me being the general contractor. In 1963, I went back into the working world at DSI for six years after being told that I was too old to hire (38 years old). Then, I accepted a position with Jim and Kal Jabara. When they sold their business, I stayed with Jim and finally retired at the age of 87.
I am survived by my wonderful son-in-law, Peter McGough who was always there for me; a nephew, Thomas Domako; several cousins and, many good friends.
Now, I will join my parents, my sister Alberta Domako and my two brothers, Albert Jr. and John Kelly. Please don’t mourn for me. I had a good life and God gave me a wonderful sense of humor, which I hope I retain to my final days. When you feel down and out, just think of me and smile.
Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the Funeral Service beginning at 11:30 A.M. at the Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be celebrated by The Reverend Lynn Snider.
Anna will be entombed next to her beloved husband, Irving Milligan, Jr.
As of November 18, 2020, we are permitted to have no more than 25 people in attendance for visitations and funerals. Please be advised that in observance of the Governmental Order from the State of Michigan and the current COVID-19 situation, when in attendance at the visitation and funeral service, we kindly ask for the safety and well-being of the families we serve, and for your health, that everyone practice social distancing and consideration for other guests in attendance. Masks are mandatory. Please refrain from handshaking and embracing family members and one another.
Those who wish to honor the memory of Anna M. Milligan are invited to consider a contribution to the Salvation Army, 9451 South Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.
Contribution envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.