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Brian P. Mills

March 30, 1965 December 16, 2019
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Brian P. Mills, age 54, of Brocton, NY, passed away peacefully at UPMC Hamot Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Monday, December 16, 2019, following a brief illness. He was born in Erie on March 30, 1965, son of the late George M. and Theresa M. (Regal) Mills.

Brian attended Harbor Creek High School and was a 1983 graduate of Orange County High School (Orange, VA). He was a construction journeyman and was currently employed by PCI Construction Co. Brian was a member of Carpenters Local Union #276.

Brian was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved to hunt, fish and spend time on his boat. He was a “Jeopardy” game show afficionado; having the ability to answer most questions correctly. As a skilled carpenter, Brian also loved to use his gifts and talents by always being willing to help family and friends with home remodeling and improvement projects. He was a true family man and cherished time spent with his beloved family and friends; especially his grandchildren and dear friend, Lonnie Palmer.

In addition to his parents, Brian was most recently preceded in death by a brother, Mark S. Mills, who passed away only four weeks prior.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Cathy Lynn Cettell Mills, whom he spent 31 loving years with; three children: Shannon L. Cruz (Richard), Christopher T. Barnett and Amanda K. Taddio (Ryan); his siblings: Mary Stephens, Cynthia Freligh (Joe), Wendell Mills (Leeann) and Darrell Mills (Cheryl); Hallie Pierce, a much loved member of the family and companion to his late brother, Mark; three grandchildren: Anthony M. and Kendalyn M. Cruz and Aubriana M. Taddio and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

As per Brian’s wishes, no calling hours will be observed. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Erie Unit, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 or American Diabetes Assoc., 2451 Crystal Dr., Ste. 900, Arlington, VA 22202. The Mills Family have entrusted the care of funeral arrangements to the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Harborcreek.

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Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society-Erie Unit

2115 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202

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