Kirsten Jean (Kozat) Allen
June 11, 1978 – June 19, 2020
Kirsten Jean (Kozat) Allen, 42, of Penacook, NH, passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2020.
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Leellen (Craig) Kozat and Walter Kozat. Raised in Andover, she was a graduate of Andover High School. Shortly after high school, she began working at Starbucks and met her husband, Chris. The two were inseparable and went on many adventures together in their 17 years of marriage.
Kirsten loved being outdoors, swimming, cooking/baking, painting, reading, gardening and spending time with her family. She recently completed her third Spartan Race at Fenway Park with her family last fall. She was an incredibly devoted wife, mother, sister, auntie, and friend. Kirsten had an abundance of charisma, and had the ability to light up a room anywhere she went. She was tremendously outgoing and had such an infectious laugh. Without a doubt, she was one of the kindest, most helpful, selfless people we ever had the honor of knowing.
Within her tight-knit neighborhood, she was seen as friendly, welcoming and naturally maternal. These qualities led her to be adored by many neighborhood parents and children alike.
Kirsten is survived by her husband, Christopher J. Allen of Penacook, N.H; children, Taylor J. Allen and Harper L. Allen; brothers, Kurt W. Kozat, Kyle J. Kozat, Karey L. Kozat and Donald G. Kozat; nieces, Kaitlyn L. Kozat and Kayleigh J. Kozat; sister-in-law Rebecca J. (Allen) Will; brother-in-law James M. Will; and nephew Owyn E. Will. In addition, Kirsten also leaves behind her trusty dog, Sadie and cat, Gia.
Public calling hours will be Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 5PM to 8PM at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301. Celebration of life services will be held in the near future. Please check back for details. In lieu of flowers, we are collecting donations for a memorial project. We would like to adopt a local park and our plan is to use the funds to revitalize and beautify the park by planting flowers, trees, purchasing benches/picnic tables, installing bird houses as well as keeping up with the general maintenance of the area for 2+ years. You can donate to our memorial project via Venmo @Kirstens_memorial_fund or by sending a check to: Christopher Allen c/o Bennett Funeral Home 209 North Main Street, Concord NH 03301.
Public Calling Hours
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Kirsten Jean (Kozat) Allen
July 12, 2020
I just found out we lost this amazing human. We worked together at Starbucks for years and what others have said is true. She was a light in a dark place many times for me. Her laugh made the bad days better every time. My heart goes out to her friends and family. Much love.
June 29, 2020
i love kirsten! i lived next door to the family for 12 years. she always treated me respectfully and as a grand mother, often offering to help me bring groceries in , etc. she seemed to be an excellent mother, as her daughters, taylor and harper, are great girls, also. this is a particular sorrowful time for the family. chris is a strong, together young man, so he will bring his family through this shocking, sorrowful time healthfully. uncle donald will be there to assist, and lend loving assist to the girls. it is with great sadness that i think of the family - nuclear family and her brothers, have to suffer this shocking, timeless event. kirsten is at peace - it is for the rest of us to move on without her. rhonda rogers
June 27, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of talking with Kirsten many times as Harper’s teacher. She was always so kind and thoughtful. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.