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Pauline E. (Towne) Allen

Pauline E. (Towne) Allen, 89, of Maple Street, Essex and wife of the late Arthur A. Allen, died  Monday, February 6, 2017 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following  her long  illness.

Born in Ipswich January 24, 1928, daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Eaton) Towne, Pauline was a lifelong Essex resident. During the years of WWII she was employed at Sylvania in Ipswich. With a grown family she went to work for the Essex School Department, employed for many years in the cafeteria, retiring as food service manager.

Pauline enjoyed playing cards and her hours of knitting for her family and friends.

She is survived by twin sons, Robert E. Allen of Rockport and Richard J. Allen of Essex; a daughter, Cynthia J. Redding and her husband William of Essex; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a brother, Kenneth Towne of Maine. She was the sister of the late Sandra Riddle formerly of Magnolia, Edward Stevens formerly of Hamilton and Earl Towne formerly of Virginia.

Her funeral service will be held 1 pm Thursday, February 9, graveside in the Spring Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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