Molly Jo Miller, the former owner of an East Hampton antiques shop, died at home in East Hampton on May 3 at the age of 76. She had had heart problems for several months, her family said.
Mrs. Miller, who was known as M.J., and her husband, Walter (Pete) Miller, became part-time East End residents after buying a house in 1972. They moved here permanently in 1989, and she ran Circle Antiques on Main Street, beginning that year, for about a decade. She was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett.
The Millers were married in 1959. They lived in Cambridge, Mass., until 1963, when they moved to New York City. Mrs. Miller worked there for W.R. Grace and Co., a chemical company, retiring as a purchasing manager in 1984.
Born on Feb. 5, 1938, in Muncie, Ind., she was a daughter of Frank Wilson and the former Alfreeda James. She grew up in Terre Haute, Ind.
Besides her husband, a sister, Pennie Ingersoll of Mendham, N.J., survives.
Mrs. Miller was cremated. According to his wife’s wishes, no service was held, Mr. Miller said. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott 11975.