Beverly Allen

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 1, 2019
Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home
3111 James Street
Syracuse, New York, United States

Memorial Service

12:00 pm
Monday, February 4, 2019
Reformed Church of Syracuse
1228 Teall Avenue
Syracuse, New York, United States

Obituary of Beverly Ilene Allen

Beverly Ilene (Griffith) Allen, 91, died on Monday at Loretto. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, a joyous person who loved playing games with the young ones. She was a talented artist, and many of her paintings won ribbons at the New York State Fair. She also enjoyed home crafts and sewing. She was active in groups at the Reformed Church of Syracuse, where she was a member.

She was born Nov. 28, 1927 in Binghamton, N.Y. to Percy L Griffith and Iva K. (Finch) Griffith. Her family moved to Syracuse during the Great Depression to find work. She grew up in the Valley on the South Side and graduated from Valley Academy in 1946. 

The family moved to a home on the North Side of the city and she worked at the former Crouse Hinds plant. There, she met and worked with a small group of women who became lifelong friends. They spent vacations together and later met regularly in each others’ homes. She worked at Crouse Hinds until 1952. She later worked as a waitress at the Dutch Haven restaurant on Marshall St., where she met Roland Allen, a coworker, and they married in 1955. They moved to Amsterdam, N.Y., then to the Eastwood neighborhood in Syracuse in 1960, where they remained the rest of their lives. Roland died in 2018.

Beverly is survived by: Michael D. (Pamela) Allen, Peter B. (Sherry) Allen, Brenda J. Allen; Five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild, all living in Central New York.

Friends may call at the Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home Friday, from 4-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Reformed Church of Syracuse, Monday at noon, following a private burial.

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