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Jacqueline M. Miller, 97, of Lenox

Born in Paris, France, she was passionate about fighting injustice and helping others less fortunate.

Jacqueline M. Miller, 97, of Lenox died Thursday morning, February 16th at Berkshire Medical Center.

Jacqueline was born in Paris, France on January 25, 1920, daughter to the late Felix Mahieu and Jeanne Audidier Mahieu. She attended schools in France and worked as a bookkeeper during the Occupation. She met and married her husband, Grier Bovey Miller in Paris in 1946.

Jacqueline Miller
Jacqueline M. Miller

She became an avid gardener, accomplished cook, skilled needle worker and early environmentalist. Though she never drove a car or flew in an airplane, Mrs. Miller traveled often to France and throughout Europe. She loved spending time in Nantucket where she had many friends.

She was passionate about fighting injustice and helping others less fortunate. She encouraged an entrepreneurial can-do spirit and always loved to tell a story.
She is survived by her children, Michele Miller of Monterey, and her husband Peter Murkett, and their son, Riley Murkett; Nicole Miller and her husband Kim and their son Palmer of New York City; and Alan Miller and his partner Natalia de Amorim of Canaan, N.Y.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Grier B. Miller, in January of 2013.

There will be a graveside service held in Mountain View Cemetery on Wednesday, February 22nd at noon. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Simply Smiles or Médecins Sans Frontières – in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.

To share memories and stories please visit rochefuneralhome.com.

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