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FRANCES S. MILLER, WWII WAVES LIEUTENANT

A memorial brunch for Frances S. Miller, 81, of Larchmont, a former Buffalo resident, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Larchmont Shore Club.

She died Aug. 7, 1997, in her home.

The former Frances Stanley, a Buffalo native, attended Lafayette High School and was a 1936 graduate of the University of Buffalo.

She taught and worked at the Curtiss-Wright aircraft plant.

She served in the Navy WAVES from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant. She was based in Washington, D.C., where her duties included tracking the entire U.S. fleet as part of strategic operations.

She was among those honored earlier this month at the dedication ceremony for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington.

After the war, she completed a three-year textile design program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and married a fellow student, Hugh Miller, in 1948.

She worked briefly in a design studio in New York City, then began marketing her husband's textile designs. She moved to Larchmont in 1959.

She was a sister of the late Winifred C. Stanley, a congresswoman at large from New York State in the early 1940s and the first woman to serve as an assistant district attorney in Erie County.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Paul of Manhattan; three daughters, Ann, Jill and Peg Miller Rayburn, all of Mamaroneck; and a sister, Josephine L. Stanley of Ambler, Pa.

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