Antoinette C. (Pecora) Allen

May 19, 2015

Antoinette C. (Pecora) Allen

ANTOINETTE C. (PECORA) ALLEN – of Woburn, Tuesday, May 19th. Beloved wife of the late Lester C. Allen. Devoted mother of Elizabeth “Liz” Fuller and her late husband David, Victor Allen and his wife Rita, all of Woburn, and John Allen and his companion Louise Lembo of Peabody. Dear sister of Constance DelNinno and her late husband Nicholas of TN, Jean Rizzo and her late husband Dom of AZ, Ralph Pecora and his wife Jean of Belmont, and the late Caroline Badalato and her husband Dominic and Rose Badalato and her husband Joseph. Cherished “Nana” of Jennifer DeGrandis and her husband Michael, Kristy Santo and her husband David, Erin Lindenau and her husband Erik, and Rae, Leslie, and Shannon Allen, and great-grandmother of Brian, David, Ava, and Brooke. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 21st at 11:30 a.m. A Calling Hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the Service. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Remembrances may be made in Antoinette’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

Antoinette C. (Pecora) Allen passed away on Tuesday, May 19th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. The beloved wife of the late Lester C. Allen, she was ninety-two years of age.

Born and raised in Belmont, she was one of six children of the late Severio and Gaetana (Basile) Pecora. She attended Belmont Schools, graduating from Belmont High School with the Class of 1940. Following high school, Antoinette held various jobs for several years. In the 1970’s, she became a cook in the Woburn Public Schools, working at several different schools, including the Reeves, the Hurld, and the High School.

In 1948, on a blind date, Antoinette met the love of her life, Lester. The two married in 1950 and brought three children into the world who they loved dearly. As a family they enjoyed spending summers together at Newfound Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire or Sebago Lake in Maine. In later years, Antoinette and Lester enjoyed travelling all over, including many cross country trips. A devoted family woman, Antoinette loved being a mom and as her family grew, she was delighted at becoming “Nana” to her six wonderful granddaughters, and later, four great-grandchildren. Antoinette truly lived for her family and made them her number one priority. Always everyone’s biggest supporter, she was there for every scholastic and athletic achievement, birthdays, and celebrations.

Antoinette was dedicated to her family. Always with a happy and positive attitude, she lived and loved each and every day, leaving her family with wonderfully happy and very fond memories.

In addition to her parents, Antoinette was predeceased by her husband, Lester C. Allen; her son-in-law, David Fuller; her sisters, Caroline Badalato and Rose Badalato; and her brothers-in-law, Nicholas DelNinno, Dom Rizzo, Dominic Badalato, and Joseph Badalato.

She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Elizabeth “Liz” Fuller of Woburn; her sons, Victor Allen and his wife Rita of Woburn and John Allen and his companion Louise Lembo of Peabody; her sisters, Constance DelNinno of TN and Jean Rizzo of AZ; her brother, Ralph Pecora and his wife Jean of Belmont; her granddaughters, Jennifer DeGrandis and her husband Michael, Kristy Santo and her husband David, Erin Lindenau and her husband Erik, and Rae, Leslie, and Shannon Allen; and her great-grandchildren, Brian, David, Ava, and Brooke.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 21st at 11:30 a.m. A Calling Hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the Service. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Remembrances may be made in Antoinette’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. To my loving Sister Ann, love you always with many fond memories. I miss our chats. My love to you and to all your loving families.
    Sister Jay and Jimmy

  2. Patty & Bennett Kopp

    I will always remember Auntie Ann for her wonderful positive outlook on life. She was always smiling, upbeat, gracious, warm, and loving. Many happy memories fill my heart as I think of her. She brightened the lives of many, and her presence will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. With heartfelt sympathy and hugs to family, wish we could be there.

  3. An awesome Aunt that I’ll truly miss! Auntie Ann was kind, thoughtful and always the optimist. I’ll miss playing those Scrabble games, even though she always won. My love to Liz, Victor and Johnny. Thinking of you!

    Mike Del Ninno

  4. my dear friend, I will miss you terribly. we had many fun times together, and you were always there with kind words when I needed them. may you rest in peace and dance your way through heaven. love Ellie

  5. Dear Liz and family:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Although it has been a long time since I have seen her, I remember her to be a warm gracious and welcoming woman.May she rest in peace. Take good care! Love, Denise

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