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JAN. 9, 1914 -- NOV. 9, 2004

Phyllis Bliss of Buffalo, a retired pharmacist's assistant, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a brief illness. She was 90.

Born Phyllis DiVito in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School.

Known as "Mamie," she worked as a pharmacist's assistant at Bryant Pharmacy, Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street, from 1957 until retiring in 1970.

She had been recording secretary and membership chairwoman for the YWCA and was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of Destroyer Escort Squadron 358 and the auxiliary of the International Typographical Union.

Mrs. Bliss was a 60-year member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and a 50-year member of the Altar and Rosary Society. In 1999, the parish named her Mother of the Year.

She enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, the Caribbean and California.

Her husband, Nathan, general foreman of the composing room at the Courier-Express, died in 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Nathan M. of Buffalo and Raymond of Fort Erie, Ont.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 20 Herkimer St. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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