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Mary Ann Milan, nurse, community volunteer

Dec. 30, 1946 - June 17, 2014

Mary Ann Milan, of Williamsville, a registered nurse and community volunteer, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness. She was 67.

Born Mary Ann Lennox in Jamaica, she moved with her parents to the United States and attended schools in Savannah, Ga., and Buffalo. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College and a degree in nursing from Erie Community College.

After receiving her nursing degree, she worked as a registered nurse for several hospitals, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo General Medical Center.

A nurse administrator at Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services offices from 2000 to the present, she received numerous distinctions throughout her nursing career for professional achievements and volunteer work, including the American Red Cross Volunteer Service Award. She was a volunteer for local organizations for battered women, HIV and drug addiction clinics, and worked as a registered nurse for a methadone program for several years.

Mrs. Milan served as a second lieutenant and captain in the Army Reserve from the 1970s to 1980s.

Mrs. Milan was a world traveler, with trips to Africa and Hawaii. She enjoyed the arts and culture, from Broadway plays to Las Vegas musical productions.

Survivors include three daughters, Tonia Shakespeare, Sonya Toure and Regina Kimble; a son, Tiq; three sisters, Safronia Ingram, Stella Coley and Margaret Fletcher; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday in Victory Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, 209 Northampton St.

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