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Sylvia ALLEN

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1925-2015, Longmeadow-Sylvia (Forman) Allen, 90, passed away in Springfield. Born in Revere, MA, the daughter of the late Bertha (Shapiro) and Haskell Forman. She was a graduate of Revere schools. After marrying her husband Elliot, they settled in Springfield and eventually Longmeadow. For the past twelve years she was a resident of Glenmeadow. Sylvia was a member and a past president of the sisterhood at the former Cong. B'nai Jacob, now part of Temple Beth El, and was a life member of Hadassah. She was predeceased by her daughter Brenda Allen in 2007, her husband Elliot Allen in 2008 as well as her brothers Samuel and Max Forman. Sylvia is survived by her two sons David (Margaret) Allen of Hampton Falls, NH and Matthew (Leslie) Allen of Portsmouth, NH formerly of Owings Mills, MD as well as her grandchildren; Rachael, Emily, Madeleine, Benjamin, and Joseph and her sister Libby (Herbert) Finkelstein of Newton, MA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who all adored Sylvia. Her funeral will be Thursday, December 10th at 1pm at the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home with burial in B'nai Jacob Cemetery. Shiva will be held at Glenmeadow, 24 Tabor Xing at 7pm Thursday and 7pm Saturday. Donations can be made to the Brenda J. Allen Memorial Fund which donates funds for books for local libraries C/O Jewish Endowment Foundation 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108 or the , 10 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For further information or directions, please visit
Published in Baltimore Sun on Dec. 10, 2015
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