Elisabeth (Allen) LAPEY

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LAPEY - Elisabeth (nee Allen) Age 99, January 13, 2014, in Hobe Sound, FL, she was two months shy of her 100th birthday. She was born on March 6, 1914 in New York City; daughter of the late George W.H. Allen and Gretchen Brooks Stevens Allen and was raised in Pasadena, CA and Cazenovia, NY. Educated at the Barrington School in Great Barrington, MA. She married the late Paul White Lapey in 1934 and lived for many years in Buffalo, NY and Thunder Bay, Ontario until moving to Pinehurst, NC in 1971. Since 1992, she lived year-round in Stuart, FL. A member of the Society of Mayflower Descendents, she is survived by three children, Anne (late Charles) Rogers, Dr. Allen (Janet) Lapey of Milton, MA and Clare (Ramer) Holtan of Mercer Island, WA; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grand- children. She was known for her fierce independence and devotion to her family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Erie County SPCA, 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda NY 14150.

Published in the Buffalo News on Jan. 31, 2014