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Hollis M. Lilly, 36
Hollis M. Lilly, staff associate in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming, died on July 28 due to complications from surgery. He was 36.
Lilly came to MIT in October 2003. In his capacity as staff to the faculty Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) and as the coordinator of AP transfer credit and UAAP sponsored study sessions, he worked with both faculty and students.
A resident of Somerville who grew up in Lowell, Lilly previously worked at Harvard University. He is survived by his mother, Roberta Lilly of Lowell; his brother, Jeremiah, and his sisters, Melody Barlay of Haverhill and Hope Lilly of Albany, N.Y., among many others. He was buried Aug. 4 in Tewksbury Cemetery.
Eleanor J. Miller, 84
Eleanor J. Miller, a former staff member and supervisor in the Registrar's Office, died Aug. 20, 2007, at the Bay Path Nursing Home in Duxbury. She was 84.
A native of Kingston, Mass., Miller worked at MIT for 23 years until she retired in 1985.
Miller is survived by six sisters, one brother and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Miller was buried Aug. 23 in Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury. Donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 1400 I Street NW, Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20005-2208.
Frank Imbornone, 71
Frank Imbornone, a former employee in building services, died Aug. 26. A U.S. Army veteran, he was 71.
A native of Quincy and a resident of South Weymouth, Imbornone retired from MIT in 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters Christine Imbornone of Woburn, Stephanie Imbornone of South Weymouth, Carolann Deluca-Killinger of Rockland, Patti Spanks of Lynn; son Richard DeLuca of Northbridge; and a sister, Rose M. Burke of Andover.
Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, South Weymouth, on Aug 30.
Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the South Shore, P.O. Box 9060, Braintree, MA 02184 or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.