Carlene M. McAllister
1962 - 2020
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Carlene "Carlie" Marie McAllister (58) of West Brattleboro, Vermont passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2020 at Grace Cottage Hospital surrounded by family and close friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

The daughter of Carl and Polly (Leary) McAllister, she was born on June 27th, 1962 in Bellows Falls, Vermont. She was raised in Putney and would later go on to graduate from Brattleboro Union High School class of 1980. After graduation she become employed as a LNA at Linden Lodge Nursing Home where she worked until the late 1990's. She then took on various jobs in the Brattleboro area until she found her niche as a customer favorite working part time at Walmart Super Center in Hinsdale, NH. She later went on to work at Hannaford Supermarket in Brattleboro, Pierre's Place/Irving and most recently Shell Gas Station in West Chesterfield, NH.

Carlie had a zest for life and enjoyed time spent outdoors soaking up the sun and maintaining her beautiful flower gardens. In the evenings, she enjoyed crocheting, doing paint by numbers, watching the ID channel, going on walks with her son and having long telephone conversations with her girls. She had a love for all animals and had many beloved pets over her lifetime. She was a devoted fan of all 80's big hair bands and worshipped Def Leppard. She was also known for her immense love for Kurt Cobain and was an avid concert goer. She never turned down a shopping excursion or a free lunch with her daughters and enjoyed a nice rainy day curled up on the couch with a good mystery novel by James Patterson. Most of all, Carlie cherished being "Grammy" to her four incredible grandbabies.

Carlie is survived by her four daughters, Amber L. West of Guilford, VT, Leisha M. West of Vernon, VT, Kaitlyn G. Whitham and husband Devin, of Westminster, VT, Shannon R. McGivney of Vernon, VT, and son Tanner W. McGivney of West Brattleboro, VT; her three granddaughters, Arianna, Kennedy, Aleigha, and grandson Landen; Her brothers Brian McAllister and Marshall McAllister and wife Doreen both of Westminster, VT, Steven McAllister of Annapolis, MD; her sisters Gwen Jones and husband Robert of California, MD, Gene Letlow of Whitesboro, NY, and many nieces, nephews, and loyal friends. In addition to her parents, Carlie was predeceased by her siblings Carl McAllister Jr., Sandra Casey, and Judith Allen.

A celebration of Carlie's life will be held on Sunday November 8th, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Father's Restaurant in Westminster, Vermont, all family and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the "End of Life" program at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townsend, Vermont or the Windham County Humane Society in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Published in The Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 24, 2020.
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October 30, 2020
Brian I'm so very sorry to hear about your sister. I'm hoping God keeps you in his grace and your heart is healed through your beloved memories. God bless you and your family, Gina Brownell
October 28, 2020
Brian and family, so very sorry for your loss. I will miss as her beautiful smile and laughter. May she rest in the hands of her savior. Another angel taken too soon.
Tina(Taylor) and Bill Kissell
Tina Kissell
October 28, 2020
Brian and family: I was so sorry to hear of Carlie's passing. I remember her so well from grade school. My sincere condolences to you all.
Michelle (Harlow) Hernandez
October 24, 2020
Brian and Mark: Our family is sending lots of prayers and thoughts your way at this most difficult time. The Astley family
Don Astley
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October 23, 2020
My sincerest condolences to all of Carlie's family and loved ones. She had such brightness and joy for life, she was an inspiration. She was an amazing woman.
Connie Simonds
October 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Carlie was a beautiful, strong and very wise woman. She will be greatly missed by all.
Amy Avery
October 23, 2020
Carlie, I was hoping you would beat cancer as I did but god decided he needed one more beautiful angel in his mist and he picked you! You are now at peace after fighting a huge battle hey girl you gave it all. May you now R.I.P. I will miss chatting with you.
Linda Burnett
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