Stephanie Rae Miller passed away on June 22, 2018 at home in Kearny. She was 29. Visiting will be at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm. There will be a Mass at St. Stephen's Church on Thursday at 10:00 am. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to National Suicide Prevention.org, Kearny Thistle F.C. or The Kearny Arts Council.
Stephanie was the beloved daughter of Denise O'Neill (her step father Vinny O'Neill) and Stephen Miller (Janet Bayer). Granddaughter of Elizabeth O'Neill and the late Hugh O'Neill, Mary Rose Miller and Edward S. Miller. She is also survived by her loving brothers Kyle and Luke along with many relatives and friends. Stephanie loved her fur babies Angus, Mocha and Magic.
Stephanie, a very creative and artsy person, had many passions. Some of her favorites include cooking in the kitchen, yoga, animals, and baking pies at Stewarts Scottish Market. She loved to travel and exhibited her free spirit by climbing mountains and jumping from planes. Her last trip was a beautiful tour of Ireland. She played soccer for Thistle F.C., Kearny High School and The Irish Americans Woman's team. Her favorite color was always the "pantone color of the year".
Her broken hearted mother recently wrote the following about their terrible experience; "Our family has been struck by a terrible tragedy, related to Depression and Mental Health. This Disease took our Beautiful, Sweet, Artistically talented, Funny, Free Spirited Daughter, Sister, stepsister, Granddaughter, Goddaughter, Niece, Cousin, Friend. Our Sweet, Beautiful Stephanie Rae Miller has been taken from us by Suicide. A decision she thought could save her. With all the love and support she had in her life, it didn't seem to be enough to protect her from this very painful disease. She is now painting the clouds in Heaven. Stephanie can now soar above the clouds and be the free spirited soul that yearned to be. As for us, our lives are forever changed. Hug your children everyday! Please stop judging, there is a real epidemic going on".