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Mae Lucille Allen

Mae “Lucille” Allen, 99, of Springville NY, entered into rest February 15, 2017 at the Jennie B. Nursing Home. She was born April 18, 1917 in Salamanca, NY to the late Joel Ward and Christabel (Young) Crandall.

Lucille is survived by son Robert (Sharon) Allen of Endwell; daughter Jean Young and Rick Castro of Amherst; grandchildren Cynthia (Chris) Daniel of Endwell NY, Carrie (Brett) Amo of Ogdensburg NY, Robert Allen of Houston TX, Steve Young of Ellington NY, Ryan Young of Buffalo NY; great grandchildren Joseph Palka and Matthew Palka of Vestal NY, and Ria Amo of Ogdensburg NY; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sisters Eudora Sandeen and Millicent Ahrens, a brother Earl Meade Crandall, and infant granddaughter Cheryl Allen.

Lucille loved her family and cherished special occasions with them. As a young girl, she learned to play Mahjong and enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to play. She loved planting her flowers and watching the hummingbirds in the yard. Lucille was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. 

Lucille lived most of her life in Gowanda, working as a loan officer for the Gowanda Savings and Loan for 21 years before retirement. As a member of the United Methodist Church, Lucille was the treasurer for several years and an active member in the church choir. She was a member of The American Legion's Women Auxiliary participating in various functions. Lucille enjoyed trips with the "Four Score" ladies in the Collins Center Senior Group. She loved music especially The Lawrence Welk Show.  

               "Your life was a blessing, 
                Your memory a treasure...
               You are loved beyond words 
                And missed beyond measure."
                           Renee Wood
Inurnment will be held on Tuesday May 9 at 1:00 pm at the Collins Center Cemetery. Family will receive friends at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel, South Dayton, NY. 



A candle was lit in memory of Mae Allen

Jeanie Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mae Allen

Barb & Ed Oszust Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mae Allen

Gwen Gregory Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mae Allen

Dan and Bette DiStasio Feb 18 2017 12:00 AM