Allison Scanlan
1959 - 2021
Your Traditions Cremation and Funeral Chapel
2118 Constitution Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
Allison Scanlan
Allison Craig Scanlan, 61, born In Jackson, Mississippi, October 28, 1959, died August 29, 2021, in Sarasota, Florida, after an almost five-year battle with the rare cancer, leiomyosarcoma.
Known for her wit, beauty, warmth, and talent for fashion, she proved herself even in the manner of her going. Cheerful, gorgeous, self-deprecating, sharp, and funny to the day of her death, she submitted to multiple chemotherapies, radiation's and surgeries without bitterness or self-pity.
Allison attended St. Andrew's Day School, Jackson Preparatory, and graduated from the University of Mississippi. She began her career in the cruise industry, but art and fashion became her métier. She designed and manufactured jeweled dog collars in Manhattan and co-edited the Journal of Decorative & Propaganda Arts in Miami. She co-founded Addison Craig, a phenomenal shoe store on St. Armands Circle and in Nantucket.
She surrounded herself with family, friends and animals, and during her long illness, they surrounded her. She adored her husband Peter and her children. She was always there, the laughing voice on the phone, the warm arms. She was captivating in her storytelling and her natural beauty, and people were charmed by her infectious spirit. A voracious reader, a competitive tennis player, an avid runner, she had the heart of a lioness.
She is survived by her husband Peter Scanlan; her children Tighe Locke Mullins, Linden Glory Mullins, and Peter Phineas Scanlan; her stepchildren Leah Scanlan McCall, Matthew Ian Scanlan and Daniel James Scanlan; her mother Norma Watkins and stepfather Les Cizek; and her siblings Clay, Linden, and Thomas Craig. Her father Fred Craig, predeceased her.
A brief service will be held at Sarasota Memorial Park on Saturday, September 3, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to, the Humane Society of Sarasota (, or Planned Parenthood.
Published by Westport-News on Sep. 1, 2021.
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I don't have the words, but know I am sending love. Thank goodness Norma was able to be with her daughter.
Sue Gibson
September 3, 2021
Condolences and love to Allison's family, especially Linden Glory and to Norma and Les. May flights of angels take her to a place of peace and her courage be an inspiration to us all.
Virginia Reed
September 3, 2021
My condolences to Allison's family, whose loss is immense but whose presence was surely a comfort and solace to her during her final days.
Margie Klein
September 3, 2021
We are sending lots of love to Phineas, Peter and all of the Scanlan family. Allison's beautiful smile and wonderful spirit will always be remembered by those of us who were fortunate to have known her. She was a fighter who clearly valued her family above all else. She will be missed, but her spirit definitely lives on in everyone she touched. She will forever be cherished and loved.
Laura Murphy and Everyone at ODA
September 2, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to Peter, Phineas and everyone in Allison´s beloved family. She will most certainly be missed each and every day. Her courageous spirit and warm smile will be always remembered and her legacy will undoubtedly live on in all of her children. Allison always offered a gracious word and we will always remember her incredible sense of style and whimsical approach to fashion. She fought with such courage throughout her battle. She is an incredible inspiration in the way she fought this dreaded disease. We love you, Allison. May you Rest In Peace.
Terri Vitale
September 1, 2021
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