Doris Rose Milligan

April 11, 1930 - August 11, 2018
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Doris Rose Milligan, 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2018. She was born April 11, 1930 in Houston, Texas.  Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Ira Danner. Doris is survived by husband of 68 years, John W Milligan; her brothers, Jack Danner, wife, Vera and Ira Danner Jr.; children, Frances Gambino and husband, Jerry, Bess M Milligan, Susan Milligan and significant other, Jane Dembski, Bill Milligan and significant other, Michael Costello, Bob Milligan & Shari Tribby, and Lawrence P Milligan;  grandchildren, Michael Gambino, wife, Jennifer, David Gambino, girlfriend, Sunnie Byerly, Martin Rasmussen, Heather Milligan, significant other, Danet, Leigha Williams and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Doris retired from Helen Hall Library in 1998. She was a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at Shrine of the True Cross Church in Dickinson, Texas and a Lector at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas. She loved volunteering at the Grand Opera House in Galveston and traveling with her husband and each of her children at various times throughout the United States and Europe.

Visitation will be held at Malloy & Son Funeral home in Galveston, Texas on August 15, 2018 beginning at 5:00 pm. A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on August 16, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute a donation in honor of Doris Milligan to:

Libbie’s Place, 2803 53rd St, Galveston TX 77551,; OR St. Patrick’s Church, 1010 35th St, Galveston, TX 77550,


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:30 PM.

Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Memorial Information

Donation Information

Holy Family Parish

Phone: 409.762.9646

1010 35th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Libbie's Place

Phone: 409.741.2538

2803 53rd Street
Galveston, TX 77551
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Born: April 11, 1930
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Jill Danner posted on 8/20/18

To my Milligan cousins & Uncle John, to Dad, Uncle Jack & Aunt Bee and to the rest of my cousins & siblings please accept my condolences. The last thing I want to do is acknowledge that my Dear Aunt Doris is gone from this earth, even though I trust that it was time. Aunt Doris, did you know that you were what my generation calls, “solid”? Your integrity, genuine kindness and love of life & people were never wavering. You, my father’s only sister, were the beautifully spirited sunshine at family gatherings, the patient and wise elder who chose her words carefully and would rather listen than to speak. Thank you for teaching me all these things. But most of all, thank you for showing me what a humble, gracious Christian is. There is no doubt that Jesus is well pleased with His faithful servant. I’ll see you when He calls me home. Until then, enjoy all the pleasures of youth in heaven. All my love, Jill.


Sam & Mike posted on 8/15/18

In memory of Doris Rose Milligan, Sam & Mike lit a candle


Sam & Mike posted on 8/15/18

Our thoughts are with you all. She was such a sweet lady.


Robert Lacour posted on 8/15/18

Susan, you and your family are in my prayers.


joe and joan de santo posted on 8/15/18

In memory of Doris Rose Milligan, joe and joan de santo lit a candle


joe and joan de santo posted on 8/15/18

Our prayers and sympathy to all your family. she was a wonderful lady and freind.


Ernestine Smith posted on 8/15/18

You have my deepest sympathy. I am keeping you and family in my prayers.


Anita Hendrix posted on 8/15/18

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.


Tina Gonzales posted on 8/13/18

My condolences to you all. She was a lovely lady with a wonderful loving family. May God Bless You All.