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Joan Griffin Allen

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Joan Griffin Allen, 76, of Ithaca, died at home on Aug. 15, 2007.

A native of Bennington, Vt., she was born on May 24, 1931, daughter of Anna C. and John P. Griffin.

Joan was educated in the Bennington school system. She received her nurses training at Fanny Allen Hospital in Winooski, Vt., and her nurse practitioner degree from Upstate Health and Science Center in Syracuse, N.Y. She was employed for many years by Northeast Pediatrics in Ithaca.

Joan’s husband, David, predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Constance “Elise” (Paul) Thompson of Nevada City, Calif., her son, Arthur A. (Irene) Allen of Moravia, N.Y., and her daughter, Nora Mekeel of Ithaca, N.Y. She has three grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Anne (Gerald) Peck of Reston, Va., and Margaret Pare of Hampton Falls, N.H.; one brother, John P. (Carol) Griffin of Bennington, Vt.; and a sister-in-law, Prudence (Roland) Bentley of Painted Post, N.Y.

Family and friends are celebrating her life on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Harold and Sue Wright, County Road 143, Trumansburg, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s honor to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY attention to Linda Minde or Hospicare of Ithaca, NY.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 23, 2007
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