OBITUARY: Phyllis May (Bradley) Allen, 91

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Phyllis May (Bradley) Allen, age 91, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2022, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House.

Phyllis was born on October 3, 1931, in Fall River, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Herbert and Gladys (Shovelton) Bradley. Phyllis graduated from Somerset High School in 1949, followed by the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Phyllis married Earl Raymond Allen on April 16, 1955. They settled in Wilmington, where they raised their three children, David, James and Barbara. Once they were older, Phyllis worked as a circulation assistant in the children’s section at the Wilmington Memorial Library beginning in 1973. Two years later, her love of nursing led to her hiring as a school nurse in the Wilmington public schools. She retired from school nursing in June 1992. Post-retirement, she could be found at the Wilmington Senior Center, where she and her friend Helen co-led the Monday and Wednesday morning exercise groups.

Phyllis was the beloved wife of the late Earl Raymond Allen, devoted mother of David M. Allen of Wilmington, Barbara J. Griggs & her husband Douglas of Maryland and the late James A. Allen, loving “Grandma” of Daniel Griggs of Vermont and Brian Griggs of Maryland, and the dear sister of Everett Bradley of California.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, November 8th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis’ name may be sent to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St, Reading, MA 01867 or to her favorite charity: St. Labre Indian School, 112 St. Labre Campus Drive, Ashland, Montana 59003.

Phyllis May (Bradley) Allen

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