Eleanor Gottuso Allen 1928-2019
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Eleanor Gottuso Allen, 91, passed away on August 24, 2019 at the Presbyterian Home for Central New York with her devoted children at her side.
She was born in Utica on June 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Vincent and Angelina DelMedico Gottuso and was a 1945 graduate of Chadwicks High School.
On September 15, 1956 she was united in marriage with Leo James Allen in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Chadwicks, a loving union of 38 years until his death on January 3, 1995.
Prior to marriage Eleanor worked for Utica Mutual but turned her attention to the raising of her family when her children were born.
Eleanor was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church in West Winfield.
She is survived by her children; daughters Lorie Sharp and Linda Allen, sons Marcel Allen and Laverne Allen, daughter-in-law Kelly Allen, her sister in law; Marion Gottuso, grandchildren Adam Allen, Elizabeth Allen, Thomas Allen and Amelia Sharp as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son in law; Michael Sharp, sister and brother in law; Ninfa and Arleigh (Vic) Fikes and her brother; Peter Gottuso.
Eleanor’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:00 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in West Winfield. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Please consider donations in Eleanor’s memory to either the Rescue Mission of Utica (www.uticamission.org) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).
Arrangements are with the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
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