In Memory of Gertrude M. Allen

October 14, 2019

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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Gertrude M. Allen, 98, of the Masonic Care Community and formerly of New Hartford and Wellesley Island, NY, died Monday October 14, 2019.

She was born Gertrude M. Miller, In Utica, daughter of Frederick and Mary A. Miller. She was educated in Utica Schools and graduated from U.F.A. and the Excelsior School of Business.

Gertrude married Dr. Robert J. Allen in 1948 at St. Patrick’s Church.

She was employed by John Hancock Insurance Co. in Utica and for the Veteran’s Administration in Washington, D.C.

Gertrude is survived by her children, Karen (Michael) Skaradek of New Hartford, Maureen (Robert) Bannigan of New Hartford, Suzanne (Kenneth) Moore of Whitesboro, Kevin Allen of New Hartford and Michael (Judith) Allen of New Hartford; her grandchildren Erin Skaradek, Colleen D’Accurzio, of New Hartford Timothy Bannigan, of Baldwinsville, Michael Bannigan, Sean Bannigan of New Hartford, Justin Allen of Utica, Phillip Allen of Utica, Dennis Allen of Brooklyn, Katelyn Gardner of Syracuse and Michael Allen of New Hartford; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Robert J. Allen, her parents, her siblings Clifford Miller, Marjorie Wilson, Jeanette Miller and Robert Miller.

The family would like to thank the Masonic Care Community, especially Dr. Kevin McCormick, Melanie, Gail, Alia and all care staff on Monroe for their incredible care.

The funeral will be Friday at 11:30 AM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours are on Thursday from 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or Feed the Vets.