Union Mourns Tower Operator Milagros Perez, 50, Taken by COVID-19

Tower Operator Milagros Perez, 50, of the Bronx, passed away from the coronavirus on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. She had 11 years of service with MTA NYCT. She began her career with the City of New York working for the School Safety Division of the NYPD. But, due to her love of trains, she joined the MTA to become a Conductor on May 12, 2008. She subsequently became a Tower Operator.

Millie was an avid collector of train memorabilia. In this photo, provided by the family, she is shown in front of a mural depicting an NYCT yard. Her main priority was her family. She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt who loved her family unconditionally. She was a very responsible employee who took pride in her job. She will be missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and extended family at City Hall Master Tower.

Tower Vice Chair Michelle Figueroa said, "Millie, as we called her, had a good heart and a kind soul. I will always remember her kindness. All of us who knew her are better for it. We will all definitely miss Milllie."