Salisbury, MA — Donna Ann (Young) Allen passed away at home after a heroic fight with cancer on Friday, April 12, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Donna was born in Brunswick, Maine, on May 16, 1942. She was raised in Bath, Maine, and attended schools there. She graduated from the Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. She lived for 35 years in Methuen with her family before moving to Salisbury Beach, Mass.
She was a talented painter and craftsperson and taught craft classes in her home for many years. Donna was always involved in her community. She was a member of many organizations. Most recently she served on the Salisbury Beautification Committee and the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association.
Donna was predeceased by her father, George Young, and her mother, Barbara (Gray) Young. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Herbert Allen, and their three children, son, Christopher and wife, Francine (Haggar) Allen, daughter Carin (Allen) and husband, Bob Duteau, and son, Patrick and wife, Michelle (Regan). Donna was adored by her three grandchildren, Devon and Brooke Allen, and Brienna Duteau.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends will be warmly received at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, on Monday, April 15, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. It being her request, no funeral service is planned.
In lieu of flowers, Donna requested that donations be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Gynecology Medical Oncology Department, c/o Dr. Sue Campos, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
For directions or to share a condolence with the Allen family, please visit us online at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home in Methuen.