Elizabeth's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Elizabeth Rosary (Bohl) Allen died June 3, 2015 at a Presque Isle nursing facility. She was born May 15, 1922 to Charles and Anna (dierykcx) Bohl in Patterson, NJ and was baptized in St. Theresa's Parish. Her maternal grandparents were Oscar and Stephanie (Van Hove) Dierykcx Antwerp, Belgium. Her paternal grandparents were Albert Bohl of Alsace Province, France and Elizabeth (Brunner) Bohl of Switzerland. Elizabeth attended Catholic School through grade twelve. She learned the skill of sewing from her grandmother Stephanie, beginning when she was eight years old, and became a gifted seamstress. She also enjoyed playing piano and singing. Elizabeth studied nursing and worked as an RN at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City for a total of eight years, including the difficult and long days of World War II. On November 27, 1948 she married Frank J. Allen of Brooklyn, NY, then devoted herself to the care and raising of her family. Three children were born to them, George, Anna, and Andrew.

Preceding Elizabeth in death were here parents, grandparents and husband of nearly 51 years.

Surviving are her children, George J. Allen of Caribou and wife Peggy, Anna McGrath of Seattle, WA, Andrew Allen of Towson, MD and companion Josie Irvine, daughter Allison and Blake Kalkstein of Townson, MD. As well as grandchildren Matthew McGrath of Manassas, VA and wife Lynna, Katherine Kinsman of Seattle and husband Mike, David McGrath of Hartford, CT. and wife Jessica. Great grandchildren Connor, Madeline, Elizabeth Kinsman.

Friends may call Friday from 7-9pm at Faye Funeral Home 5 Erskine St. Presque Isle. A Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Presque Isle. A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus, Presque Isle. Interment will take place at a later date at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou.
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