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Shirley F. Millan, an active community volunteer, died last Friday (June 15, 2001) in her home after a brief illness. She was 52.

Born Shirley Fernandez in New York City, she moved to Buffalo in 1950. She was an active community leader who served on the administrative boards of the Augustin "Pucho" Olivencia Center, the Westside Community Center and the Youth Board of Buffalo.

Mrs. Millan worked in the Buffalo and Rochester areas as a substance abuse counselor. She also worked in the pretrial office for the Erie County Department of Probation.

Survivors include her husband, Pedro; four daughters, Victoria Ramirez, Lizette Lopez, Jessica Lopez and Ginamarie Martinez, all of Buffalo; a son, Tony Ramirez of Buffalo; two sisters, Nancy Fernandez Carr of Buffalo and Lucy Rodriguez of New York City; two brothers, Robert Rodriguez of Buffalo and Patrick Torres of Norfolk, Va.; and 11 grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday in Lombardo Funeral Home.


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