ALLEN, Miriam E.
Miriam E. Allen, 84, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away at home, on Sunday, (January 4, 2009) with her loving family at her side. Miriam was born July 9, 1924 in Hartford, daughter of the late Obed and Ruth Lillian (Tracy) Wallwork. She was a devoted and loving wife to Calvin Coolidge Allen Sr., who predeceased her on November 11, 1994. She enjoyed her crossword puzzles and also loved her telephone operator job at Hartford Hospital. "Mim" was a loving mother, grandma and great grandmother, and devoted her time to her family. Nearly seven years ago when she became ill, Margie, Rick and their children moved back into the family home to care for grandma. She is survived by her loving children, Lelia Druzdis of Manchester, Karen Cudworth and her husband Bruce of Tolland, Bob Allen and his significant other Linda Slater of Manchester, Calvin C. Allen, Jr. of East Hartford, Margie Oney and her husband Rick of East Hartford, and Tracy Thibert and her husband Mike of Ellington. Her cherished grandchildren, Shawn Hacker, Robert Allen, Jr., Allison and Emily Cudworth, Hannah, Max and Tyler Oney, and Drew and Eric Thibert. Besides both her parents and husband, Miriam was predeceased by a sister, Irene Wallwork; two daughters, Miriam and Geraldine and a grandchild, Katie Allen. Miriam's family will receive callers on Wednesday, (January 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the Callahan, Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Thursday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m. prior to the 10:30 funeral service with Rev. Vincent J. Curran officiating. Burial will follow in Veterans Field of Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford. Miriam's family would like to thank Ms. Gerry for all her love and support for the past seven years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Miriam's honor to a charity of donor's choice. To share stories and condolences with the family please visit www.mem.com