Lillian C. ALLEN

ALLEN, Lillian C.

Lillian C. Allen, age 96 of Clinton, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, (August 18, 2012). Lillian was born in Hartford Ct. on September 21, 1915 to the late George and Lillian Perkins Wall Frisk. Lillian grew up in Hartford, graduating in 1933 from Bulkeley High School, and worked at G. Fox and Co. department store for several years before becoming an Executive Secretary at the Aetna Insurance Co., in Hartford. In 1973 she moved to Clinton and continued to commute to Hartford until she retired. She then worked for a local pharmacy and the Goodwill Industry. Lillian was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Clinton Fire Dept., was treasurer of the Clinton Beach Assoc., and worked at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen Food Bank established while her son was Rector of the Church of the Holy Advent. She was an avid reader, loved her times at the beach, faithfully watched the BBC and enjoyed her dogs. The community of Clinton has lost a good friend and contributor. Lillian is survived by her son the Rev. Russell H. Allen of Harwich MA., and his wife Louisa, and her daughter Carol Judith Watkins of Winter Haven, FL. and Turner, ME., and her husband David. She is also survived by her grandchildren Dr. Erica S. Gelven of Clinton and her husband Marc, Joshua W. Allen of Milton, MA. and his wife Rebecca, Suzann Vernali of Andover, CT., Pamela Rosch of Clinton and her husband Robert, Raymond Williams of Turner, ME, and David Williams of Enfield, CT. She was predeceased by her son Chief Hugh D. Allen of the Clinton Fire Department, her grandson Mark Williams and granddaughter Dianne Zielinski, step-grandson Jeffrey Miller, and great-grandaughter Rachel Williams. Lillian is also survived by her daughter-in-law Sandra Allen and step-granddaughter Debbie Miller, both of Clinton. She also leaves several great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be announced at at later date. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen Food Bank or the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. The Swan Funeral Home, 80E Main St. Clinton CT. Please visit for condolence, tributes, and further announcements.

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Swan Funeral Home
80 East Main Street Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 669-2903

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 22, 2012