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Services for Dr. Paula Margarita Lopez, founder and director of the Sunrise Mental Health Associates Corp., will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville.

Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

Dr. Lopez, 53, of Williamsville died Friday (Dec. 7, 1990) in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness.

She was born and grew up in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and came to Buffalo in 1961 to intern at Mercy Hospital after graduating from the University of Puerto Rico Medical School.

She later did her residency in psychiatry at E.J. Meyer Hospital, the former county hospital, in Buffalo before setting up a psychiatric practice in West Seneca, Lockport and Williamsville, and establishing Sunrise Mental Health Associates Corp., which she directed until her death.

She also worked at Erie County Medical Center and taught at the University at Buffalo Medical School.

She belonged to the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Erie County Medical Society and the Western New York Psychiatric District Branch.

Her hobbies included photography, music and reading. She also loved the outdoors and had a campsite in Strykersville.

Survivors include two daughters, Gretchen of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mary Lizette of New Haven, Conn.; two sons, Richard of Washington, D.C., and Robert of New Haven; her former husband, Oscar Sarceda Lopez of Williamsville; her parents, Victor and Aurea Sanchez of Caguas, Puerto Rico; a sister, Calixta Torres of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, and a brother, Juan Sanchez of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

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