Holly B.Z. Miller

Nov. 16, 1954 - Jan. 6, 2012

    Holly B. Zink Miller of Dogwood Street in Noyac died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She was 58. Her death followed treatment for pneumonia at Southampton Hospital, her family said.
    Ms. Miller was described by her family as a mother and homemaker with a loving, generous spirit. She was an extraordinary cook, they said, and enjoyed sharing her baking and chocolate-making talents with her loved ones, especially during the many memorable celebrations she hosted at home.
    She was born on Nov. 16, 1954, in Fresh Meadows, Queens, to Frederick Zink and the former Isabelle Kurajian, both of whom died before her. She attended Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows and then Queens College.
    Ms. Miller is survived by her husband, James T. Miller, with whom she moved to Noyac about 20 years ago. Their son, Gregory Paul Miller, is the proprietor of the Sag Harbor Service Station and Harbor Heights Fuels, which is also in Sag Harbor.
    She was “like a mother” to Nadia Covey, the mother of her grandson, Gregory Paul Miller Jr., who was born in February, her son said.
    A service will be held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 3 p.m.


I pray for Holly's family so they will keep remembering all of the happy times with Holly and remember the sound of her laughter and warmth of her hugs. Seeing the smile on her face in their memory will hopefully ease some of their sadness. I knew Holly more than 40 years ago when we shared the same experiences at Francis Lewis High School. I was fortunate to meet her again a couple of years ago when our high school leader's group came together. I could see the brightness in her eyes even though friends told me she had gone through so much with her health. I hold fond memories of Holly and will keep her in my prayers. Rose Marie Darrell