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Amelia "Millie" Congdon

Born: 
Sunday, January 1, 1933
Died: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Birthplace: 
Jersey City, NJ

Amelia Congdon was born of immigrant parents, John and Pauline Szupiany, in Jersey City, New Jersey.  She was the youngest of six children.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in Jersey City in 1951.  

Millie worked at Kenworth Motor Truck in Seattle for 43 years, starting as a secretary and working her way up to a Sales Coordinator.  She lived in Bow Lake Mobile Home Park in Sea-Tac from 1963 to 2019 where she was very active in the community.  Millie was on the residents’ board in many capacities over the years and in charge of various committees in the park. She could be counted on to organize community events such as the monthly pancake breakfast and bingo nights.  She also started a Red Hat Ladies group there.  She attended All Saints Lutheran Church in Auburn for many years.  

Millie was a friend to many in her community, driving neighbors to the grocery store, doctor appointments, and to church.  Although she was somewhat reluctant to retire, once she did she found that she was always busy with helping people, church activities, the senior center, and doing fun things with friends.

The last three years of her life, Millie moved to Bellingham to be closer to her family.  She was a member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Bellingham where her son and daughter-in-law attended church.  

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her husband Willard “Bill” Congdon.  She is survived by her son Rick (wife Janet), and granddaughters Deanna (husband Tim), and Leah (husband Brent), and two great-grandsons.  

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Submitted by Yvonne Pullar on

My sincere condolences, Rick, on the loss of your mother, & Janet on the loss of your mother-in-law.  It was interesting reading about her.

Submitted by Terrie Willson on

We are so very sorry to hear about this. I had been trying to contact her for month's. Rick if you could reach out to me that would be great. She was a huge part of our family for so long. Her and my mother were best friends.

Submitted by Rodney Gibson on

Mille was like a second mother to my sister and I and a sister to my mother. We were very close as friends and more like family. We will miss her and express our condolences to her service by family.

Submitted by Joseph Szupiany on

I never knew Millie, however, I found this page when doing geneology of the Szupiany family tree.  I still have so many blank spots, so if anyone that knew Millie or was part of her family and want to help me fill out some of the geneology stuff, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@gmail.com (be sure to put in my first and last names)

Joseph Szupiany

Submitted by Rick Congdon on

Terri, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I just saw this today 12/10/22. Give me your phone number and I'll call you.

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