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Lucy H. (Leaman) Allen


Lucy H. (Leaman) Allen, 89, Concord Street,  West Gloucester and wife of the late Charles Allen, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gloucester following her long illness.

Born in Gloucester November 24, 1920, daughter of the late Edward B. and Ellen E. (Herrick) Leaman, she was raised in Gloucester where she attended public schools. Married in 1944 to Charles Allen she lived for four years in Detroit while he served with the Navy. During these years she was employed as an art retoucher with New Art Laboratories of Detroit. Following the war the Allens returned to West Gloucester where they made their home. For several years she modeled for the Browns Department Store in Gloucester and worked in sales at a local jewelers.

Lucy was an avid outdoors woman. She  enjoyed hunting, snowshoeing, clamming, boating and swimming with her late husband.  She also enjoyed music, playing  the piano and ballroom dancing. She researched genealogy and was proud that her waterfront home was built on her grandmotherís land which had been in the family for many generations.

She is survived by a brother, Stanley Leaman of Essex; four sisters, Bertha M. Robertson of Gloucester, Emily B. Strangman of Rowley, Nancy Boland of Ipswich and Mary E. Lee of Bristol, NH, and many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Harold B. Leaman.

Her funeral service will be held Friday February 12, 11 am graveside in the Beechbrook Cemetery, W. Gloucester. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the National Alzheimerís Assoc., 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


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