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Elizabeth McGuire, a dancer who entertained at USO shows and later ran a dance school with her sisters, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 80.

A Buffalo native, the former Elizabeth Parker became a professional dancer who, during World War II she entertained for USO shows at stage-door canteens and Red Cross benefits. She also was a driver for officers at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Mrs. McGuire owned and operated Parker Sister Dance School for 30 years with her sisters, Jayne and Eileen. The school had several locations in the area. She won several dance awards and certifications.

She also judged local beauty pageants and choreographed community theater.

After she retired, she volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House for 15 years and Meals on Wheels for 16 years.

Survivors include her husband, Mickey, of Clarence; a daughter, Mary Breene of Clarence; two sons, John of Chicago and Michael of Amherst; a sister, Jayne, of Clarence; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 8500 Main St., Clarence. Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 8440 Main St. Clarence. Burial will be in Clarence Fillmore Cemetery.


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