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Shirley Viviano, Pratt Library reference chief, dies

Shirley Viviano, Pratt Library reference chief, dies

Shirley Eve Viviano, who headed the Enoch Pratt Free Library reference department — a job that had her finding phone numbers in Paris and settling disputes about points of grammar — died of pneumonia June 26 at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick County.

She was 81 and had lived in Guilford.

Born in Frederick, she was the daughter of the William Martin Luther Gaver, a Fort Dietrick worker, and his wife, Mary Frances Slifer.

She graduated in 1953 from Frederick High School, then obtained a bachelor of arts degree at Hood College.

In August 1957...

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