December 12, 1924 ~ July 3, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Marie Anna Bruggenthies lived a wonderful and blessed life from Dec.12 1924 until July 3, 2019. She was born and resided her life in Denver, Colorado.
Preceded in death by her parents Anton & Louise Bruggenthies, Brothers Francis & Henry Sr., Nephew Tony and Niece Judy.
Marie was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. A devoted Catholic who went to Mass daily.
She worked for the Air Force Accounting Finance Company for 33 years before her retirement.
Family was most important to Marie during her life. She took care of her Mother and Brothers until their deaths, she managed to take on the care giver roll with all her love and grace, like she did with everything else in her life. Marie helped take care of her Niece and Nephews while they were growing up. She became their second Mom. She never swore or lost her temper, no matter what trouble the kids got into and she never said anything bad about anyone. She loved easily and it was easy to love her back.
She loved to go to Blackhawk with Henry & Bud, play the poker slot machines and have dinner. She also had her favorite restaurants she would go to most every day. They always looked forward to seeing her there and worried when she didn’t show up.
Marie is survived by her Nephew Bud, Niece Karen, Grand Niece’s Jenny, Lisa and Rachel and several Great Grand Nieces and Nephews.
Marie has left a huge hole in everyone’s heart that knew her and will be missed beyond words. Some even say she was a Saint, those closest will agree.
Service will be held Monday July 15, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Church; 2375 E. Arizona Ave. Denver CO 80210 at 10:00 am with burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery; 12801 W. 44th Avenue Wheat Ridge CO 80033 at 12:30 pm.


Funeral Mass: July 15, 2019 10:00 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
2375 E. Arizona Ave.
Denver, CO 80210

Burial: July 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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  1. My sincere sympathy to Marie’s family. We at Francis Heights will miss seeing her at daily Mass and her dedication as a Eucharistic Minister and taking up the collection for many years. She blessed us with her quiet presence.

  2. I remember Marie from our time at the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center. As I recall, her family was known for their carnations and she was an example of their beauty. She was a kind and gentle person. My condolences to her family.

  3. As an occasional mass goer at Francis Heights Marie would stop at my table, observe my Rockies cap, and then we would chat about how they were doing. She had a sense of , maybe there is hope but maybe not so much. I was sure that she was a nun. She was often a Eucharistic minister. I’ll miss her good cheer and gentleness.

  4. I miss her already. Marie was one of my favorite co-workers. She brought happiness and peace wherever she went, always had a smile and time to chat. Never a harsh or angry word. Calm and gentle, she had an inner serenity that seemed to emanate from her very soul. A beautiful person.

  5. I have not heard the name Marie
    Bruggenthies in so many years but I will never be able to forget what a gracious lady she was.

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