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Philomena Vaillancourt, medical secretary <br> March 15, 1908 -- Dec. 9, 2006

Philomena M."Min" Vaillancourt, a resident of Bassett Manor in Amherst, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 98.

Born in White Plains, she began driving a taxi. She also worked in the Westchester County clerk's office.

She and her husband moved to Delmar in the 1930s and then to Kenmore in the early 1950s.

Mrs. Vaillancourt was one of the first volunteers for Kenmore Mercy Hospital, working on the switchboard at night and as a candy striper during the day.

She became a medical secretary for the X-ray department, where she worked until her retirement in the 1970s.

She was treasurer for the Palmland Villa Condominium Association until she turned 94.

Mrs. Vaillancourt was an avid swimmer and enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and singing in the Sweet Adelines.

Her husband of 62 years, Gerald W., died in 1993.

She is survived by two sons, Robert and James, and a daughter, Gayle Eagan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 317 Leroy Ave.

[KATREIN]

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