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Lucille R. Perrin, 100, Trico Products retiree, active in NAACP May 8, 1908 -- Feb. 2, 2009

Lucille Perrin, a retired Trico Products Corp. employee and lifetime member of the Buffalo Branch of the NAACP, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Hospital. She was 100.

Born Lucille Harris in Jeffersonville, Ga., she moved to Buffalo in 1936.

Mrs. Perrin was employed at the Trico plant for 27 years and served five years as a union steward. She retired in 1973.

She served as treasurer of the Buffalo NAACP for 23 years. She also was a vice president of the women's auxiliary of the branch and was recognized by the organization for her service and dedication. She also served as a branch delegate at numerous national and state NAACP conferences.

For more than 70 years, she was a member of St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, where she served as a member of several organizations, including chairwoman of its finance committee.

Mrs. Perrin was the recipient of several accolades from the church membership and was accorded honorary status as the mother of the church. She received the church's appreciation award, the concerned parent award and its religious service award.

Her husband, Stephen, whom she married in 1937, died many years ago.

She is survived by a brother, George Harris Sr.

A service will be at noon Monday in St. Luke Church, 314 E. Ferry St.


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