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Miriam C. Putnam April 26, 1911 -- Dec. 16, 2005

NIAGARA FALLS -- Miriam C. Putnam, a retired secretary for the city Public Works Department, died Friday in Fairchild Manor Nursing Home, Lewiston, after a brief illness. She was 94.

Mrs. Putnam was born in Venice Center, where she attended local schools. She later attended Pratt Institute of Art, New York City, to become a teacher. She taught in a one-room rural school in Venice Center for a year.

Mrs. Putnam later attended Kelley Business Institute, Niagara Falls. She worked for the Public Works Department for 26 years and retired in 1981.

She enjoyed painting, ceramics and knitting.

Her husband of 60 years, Kenneth, died July 13, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Weiss of Lewiston; two sons, Robert of Aurora, Ohio, and Donald of Johnstown, Pa.; a sister, Melvina Hunt of Venice Center; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.


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