Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Allen

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Kathleen "Kathy" Marie Allen, was born in Boston on April 23, 1943. She passed away Oct. 6, 2018.

She moved to Manchester as a young child in 1946. She attended the Verplanck School, and the special education program at Burr Junior High School in Hartford.

Kathy worked for many years as a hostess and baker at McDonald's before severe rheumatoid arthritis rendered her unable to continue. She has lived in Vernon in a group home for the past two decades. She was the daughter of Gordon and Madeline Allen, two of the founders of MARC, Inc., an organization that has helped Kathy and many others with developmental disabilities.

Kathy was a devoted sports fan of her beloved Red Sox. She also rooted enthusiastically for the Celtics, the Patriots, and the UConn Huskies women's basketball team.

She leaves her sister, Judy Allen Wilson and brother-in-law, Randy Wilson, of Pasadena, California; and three nephews, James, Brian, and Daniel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Assumption, 29 South Adams St., Manchester, with burial to follow at St. James Cemetery.

The John F. Tierney Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations to MARC, Inc. in Kathy's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2018