SHIRLEY — Andre D. Miller Sr., 55, of Front Street, died unexpectedly Friday, April 22, 2011, at Health Alliance/Leominster Hospital.

He was predeceased by his wife, Sara R. Brown, in June 2007.

Mr. Miller was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 1955, a son of the late Calvin B. and Lucille E. (Matlock) Miller and had resided in Shirley for more than 30 years.

For the past 22 years, Mr. Miller worked as a machinist at Bemis Associates in Shirley.

He enjoyed riding is Harley Davidson motorcycle. He served as a volunteer at the Loaves and Fishes Program at Devens as well as for the United Way of Central Massachusetts.

He is survived by two sons, Andre D. Miller Jr., of Fitchburg, and Peter A. Miller, of Shirley; three brothers, Calvin E. Miller and Kevin Miller, both of Columbus, Ohio, and John E. Miller, of Marietta, Ga.

A funeral service was held May 3, 2011, at New Hope Community Church, Sandy Pond Road, Ayer. Burial was in Village Cemetery, Shirley.

Calling hours were May 2, at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Route 2A), Ayer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Center, PO Box 456, Ayer, MA 01432.