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Elizabeth D. Allen

October 22, 1929 ~ September 12, 2017 (age 87)

Elizabeth Allen, 87, of West Haven, passed away peacefully at her home on September 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Elizabeth was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 22, 1929 to the late John Gilroy and Anna Hill.

Elizabeth was a long time resident of West Haven and retired from Bank of America. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She was a devoted Catholic who attended Mass every Sunday. Her hobbies included knitting, reading, crossword puzzles and babysitting. She adored the music of Frank Sinatra and the Big Bands of the 1940s.

She is predeceased by her husband William W. Allen Sr. of West Haven, and two sons William W. Allen Jr. and Thomas Allen of West Haven. She is survived by five children: Susan Vitagliano (Ron) of New Haven, Louise Hager (Jim) of Cheshire, Joanne Gauthier (James) of East Haven, John Allen of West Haven and Beth Turro (Charlie) of Portland, Maine. In addition she is survived by her grandchildren, Jason, Gregory & Erik Vitagliano, Kayla Allen, Renee Martin, Kellie Pascale, Stacy Bouchard, Jimmy & Tommy Allen, Jessica & Shanna Capecea, Colt & Jake Turro and eighteen great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven, on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 16, at 10 am at St. Paul Church in West Haven. Burial will immediately follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery.


Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth Allen’s name may be sent to Season’s Hospice & Palliative Care, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT 06762.

 Service Information

September 15, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Keenan Funeral Home - West Haven
238 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516

Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Paul Church
898 1st Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Interment following funeral service
September 16, 2017

St. Lawrence Cemetery
280 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

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