Angelo Francisco Gil

June 18, 2009June 4, 2013

Joie Gil (née Joie Marie Browne) of Milpitas died Wednesday Jun. 5 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Fremont on Tuesday afternoon. Her three-year-old son, Angelo Gil, was also involved in the accident, and died Tuesday.

Joie was born to Donald and Lola Browne on Jan. 20, 1982 in Mountain View, California. She studied at Milpitas High School, and worked as an accountant for Payment One in San Jose. Angelo was born on Jun. 18, 2009.

Joie enjoyed gardening, baking, going to the beach, and spending time outdoors.¬ She will be remembered for her infectious laughter, the love she had for her family, her ability to speak her mind freely, and for the open heart and mind with which she saw the perspectives, problems, and needs of other people.

Her vital organs have been donated to the California Transplant Donor Network, and will help as many as eight others to live long, healthy lives.

She and Angelo are survived by her parents; her husband, Gilbert Gil; and by her two children and three stepchildren—McKayla Browne, Derrick Garcia Jr., Valencia Gil, Gilbert Gil Jr., and Leticia Gil. Their other survivors include: Joie’s grandmother, Bee McKinnon, of San Mateo; her brother and brother-in-law, Donnie Browne and David Martin, of Fort Lauderdale; her sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Cameron Wayte, of Boulder Creek; her nieces and nephews—Mackenzie Browne, Morgan Browne, Arabelle Hughes, Nathan Browne, Nick Browne, Noah Browne, and Madison Wayte; and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a trust currently being set up by Payment One to alleviate the cost of her children’s college expenses. A campaign is also receiving funds for this purpose, and can be accessed at http//

A viewing will be held from 4-9pm Wednesday, and a funeral service will take place at 11:30am Thursday, both at Lima Family Mortuary in Fremont.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2013

Angelo Francisco Gil

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Jen Morales

August 2, 2013

I cant imagine what these families are going through.. I heard about this and I cried. My heart goes out to everyone involved. My prayers are with you all!! Remember those angels through pictures and memories..As they watch over you all... :(

Charlie Paoli

June 30, 2013

Dear Lola and Don,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this surely difficult time. Heartfelt condolences from Charlie, Filomena, Dina, Linda and Carla

kayla and danny gils mom tammi martinez -navarro

June 16, 2013

bby angelo and joie ur are always gona be loved n prayers go out to the other children of joies n to gilbert gil ur husband and father as well as all the Gil in paradise u both n Gods got ur back now.ur loved always n missed dearly.

Garcia Family

June 14, 2013

I don't know the Browne and Gil Families but when I first saw this story news REALLY hit home for my husband and I :( makes me want to never let go of my 10 month old baby. You never know when something tragic like this can happen. Please believe me, I pray every day for both families specially for surviving children, and Gilbert (daddy deep in my heart I know you wish things were different I can't imagine how you're feeling right now, I am so sorry for your loss) Rip little angel and mommy. :'(

Tina Romano

June 14, 2013

Lola, Donald and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Curt Calfee

June 13, 2013

Rest in the serenity of the Almighty, His love is your reward as it flows through us all. I have heard your laughter in my heart, so it's there you'll be remembered with a smile on my face.

Joyce and Frank Villa

June 13, 2013

Lola, Don and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this untimely passing of your cherished loved ones. They are now in the arms of the heavenly Father. God Bless you all.
In sorrow,
Joyce and Frank Villa (Paco)

tammi martinez-navarro

June 13, 2013

rest in paradise baby n prayers are with daddy gilbert

tammi martinez-Navarro

June 13, 2013

mijo may u rest in paradise with ur mommy.and my prayers are with ur daddy gilbert gil always.


June 12, 2013