Marie Allen

Marie Claire (St. Martin) Allen of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Sunrise of Burlington. She was 89. Claire was born in Cambridge on February 27, 1924, a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Yvonne (Lefevre) St. Martin. She was raised in Cambridge and attended Our Lady of Pity School before graduating from Notre Dame High School in Cambridge. She and her late husband, J ames Allen, raised their family in Cambridge before moving to Waltham more than forty years ago. She had been a longtime member of the North Waltham Seniors, Waltham Council on Aging and the Catholic Daughters of America. Prior to her move to Billerica in 2010 she had been a member of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Curch in Waltham. Claire leaves her children, James W. Allen and his wife, Therese, of Billerica and Donna M. Fanny and her husband, Paul, of Hookset, New Hampshire; her daughter-in-law, Maryanne Allen of Port Charlotte, Florida; her grandchildren, Brian, Deborah, Michael, Kerri, Colleen, William, Kimberly and Joy Ellen; her sisters, Yvette Sullivan of Zephyr Hills, Florida and Lucille Demers of Merrimack, New Hampshire; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the l ate William J. Allen and sister of the late Cecile Driscoll. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church in Waltham on Monday, November 25th. Burial followed in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. To offer condolences online, please visit www. joycefuneralhome.com


Published in Waltham News Tribune from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2013