Milica Vujicich, 77, worked for Hart, Schaffner & Marx

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Milica "Millie" Vujicich, 77, of Brookfield, died Sept. 28, 2013 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Ms. Vujicich was born in Yugoslavia on Dec. 11, 1935 and grew up there in the midst of World War II. She immigrated to the United States in 1968, alone. Her daughter, Vera, followed her a year later, in 1969. Ms. Vujicich left Yugoslavia, family said, "to give herself, her daughter, her future daughter and grandson a better life."

She worked many menial jobs, at one point four jobs at once, until she landed a job in as an accountant — that's what she had trained for in Yugoslavia — at Hart, Schaffner and Marx in Chicago. She loved the job and worked there for many years.

Family members remember her as proud, defiant and extremely independent, yet someone with a sense of humor, who was compassionate and generous. According to family, she always took time to help people and her beloved rescue dogs as well as animals and birds that were hungry in the neighborhood.

Ms. Vujicich is survived by her daughters, Vera Stepanovich and Millie Vujicich; her grandson, Paul Stepanovich; and her beloved dogs.

A celebration of and tribute to her life will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Irish Times, 8869 Burlington Ave. in Brookfield.

Kopicki's Tower Home for Funerals and Cremation, Lyons, handled arrangements.

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Mary Galbraith Sloan from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: October 10th, 2013 8:51 AM

Millie and I have been neighbors for the past 22 years. She will missed by many here on the block. Millie always took the time to talk, share stories, and she had many. She always had cookies, candy, or homemade treats for my children, not to mention the "cookies" for all the dogs in the neighborhood. Millie was an exceptional woman who will be remembered fondly.

Dawn Czerwin- LeClere from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: October 9th, 2013 7:10 AM

Millie and I worked at Lagories together a long time. I would see her from time to time still. She was a sweet lady and I will miss her. Rip Millie

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