Madeleine Allen

Groton - Madeleine Allen, 94, of 36 "D" Street, Groton, died Sunday at her residence.

She was born June 16, 1912 on Block Island, R.I., the daughter of Emma F. Colman Thomas and Justin A. Thomas Sr.

Mrs. Allen married Harry M. Allen Jr. on Oct. 2, 1940 on Block Island. Mr. Allen died June 14, 1995.

She was a member of the Groton Heights Baptist Church in Groton where she had served the church in many positions including being a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Ladies Missionary Fellowship, a former Deaconess, and she also helped to publish the church newsletter, The Beacon. She will be remembered for her very content way, and her warm smile.

She is survived by a son, Bruce Allen, of Groton; a daughter, Sylvia Santagata, of Lubbock, Texas; a sister, Mary F. Pineo, of Agawam, Mass.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Groton Heights Baptist Church. Private burial will be in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Groton.

Byles-Groton Memorial is assisting with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Groton Heights Baptist Church, 72 Broad St., Groton, CT 06340.

Funeral Home

Byles-Groton Memorial Home - Groton
310 Thames St. Groton, CT 06340
(860) 445 4844

Published in The Day on Aug. 1, 2006