Anita M. Allen

August 19, 1930December 29, 2012

Anita M. Allen entered into rest on December 29, 2012 in Bryan. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, with the Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. John A. McCaffrey as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Anita was born August 19, 1930 in Bryan, Texas, the daughter of Michael F. and Josephine (Petroski) Lero. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1948. At the age of 18, Anita started working as a bookkeeper in various Bryan Auto Dealerships. During her career, Anita was recognized by General Motors with numerous awards for her financial reports. Anita was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she volunteered her time to many different causes.

Anita married Jay R. Allen on August 2, 1952 and celebrated their 60th anniversary this past August. Mrs. Allen was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening and collecting antique Fenton glassware.

Survivors include her husband, Jay R. Allen of Bryan; daughter, Janice Allen of Bryan; son, Dennis Allen and his wife Debbie of College Station; brother, Raymond Lero of Bryan; granddaughter, Kelly House and her husband Garrett of Bryan; and great grandson, Aiden House of Bryan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2012
  • Rosary Service Sunday, December 30, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 31, 2012

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T Clarke

January 5, 2013

My condolences go to the family. May the God of all comfort provide you with whatever is needed to cope with your loss. God promised a wonderful hope to see our loved ones again.

Bob Fauver

January 2, 2013

My thoughts and prayers and many cherished memories to your family.

Hal Phillips

January 2, 2013

Miss Allen was my go to person at Quality Pontiac. She was genuine and caring and always had time for me. I will always remember her and pray for her and her family.

Joe McGee

December 31, 2012

Anita was a very special person and I have thought of her many times over the years. Be thankful that God gave you such a loving parent and a caring person. God Bless you all.

December 31, 2012

I am so saddened - Anita was such a sweet and caring person. I will cherish many wonderful memories, especially as we were growing up. To Al and your family, may you find peace and confort knowing that she is with you and watching over you.

Natalie Lero Moise
Houston, Texas

Johnette Hearne

December 31, 2012

Mr Allen, I Love you and Miss Nita SO MUCH! I will always remember when I started work at Sterling and was worried about my new found duties, Miss Nita was there to reassure me! Each time you came by the office her smile was bright and loving, she loved you dearly! It wasn't until she retired that I told her how much that meant to me. We ALL have been truly blessed to have had her in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

Gwen Rangel

December 31, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Jim Brewer

December 31, 2012

What wonderful memories the Brewer family has of being neighbors with the Allen family, and we share your sorrow in Anita's passing. How grateful we are for the Lord and faith. May you find God's comfort.

Margaret Petroski McAughan

December 30, 2012

I was so fortunate to see Anita in early December. Although she didn't feel well, she put on the smile that I have known since I was a little girl. I will always remember her sweet smile, caring attitude and her pleasant voice. I am so sorry for your loss but now she is at peace.

Janet McWilliams

December 30, 2012

Al, Janice and Dennis, in 1955 when my family moved next door to you we began our friendship which grew into a family. My family and I pray God will comfort you and give you His peace at this very sad time in all of our lives. May Nita and Mother enjoy Eternal Life together.