Elizabeth Magdeline Allen

June 6, 1935March 15, 2012

Elizabeth M. Bressette Allen of Jacksonville, FL, wife of 58 years to Charles B Allen, passed into God’s loving arms on March 15, 2012. She was born in Norwich, CT on June 6, 1935, and grew up in Providence, RI. Elizabeth graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY and later earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Buffalo. She worked for the University of Florida Shands as one of their Directors of Nursing. She became a nurse practitioner as well as an adjunct teacher for the University of Florida nursing program. Elizabeth is predeceased in death by her mother and father Ernest Bressette and Gertrude Bressette DesRoches. Besides her husband Charles, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Charlene and Tom McGuire of Virginia, her son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Michele Allen of Colorado, five grandchildren Mary and Shaun Lewis, Tom and Maryann McGuire, Will McGuire, all of Virginia, and Emily and Ben Allen of Colorado. She also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Cooper Lewis and Evelyn McGuire, and a third sweet great grandbaby due soon. Visitation and funeral services will be at Isle of Faith Methodist Church at 1821 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32225 on Saturday March 17 at 10 am and 11 am respectfully.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in Elizabeth’s memory be made to:

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida ATTN: Foundation 4266 Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, FL 32257


  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Pat Balanky

March 19, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth during her years at University Medical Center/Shands in the Operating Room. She was a wonderful mentor and friend. My husband, David, and I send our sympathy and prayers to you all....
Pat Balanky

Mike & Sam Thagard

March 19, 2012

Dear Allen family. It is with heavy heart that we lost our great and loving neighbor of over 25 years and you lost your beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Elizabeth was a great friend who would do anything for anyone in need. She loved us all and watched our children and grandchildren grow up. She will always be in our memories of neighborhood parties and events, You all have our deepest sympathy and prayers on her going home to her heavenly father. God bless you all.

Amanda Cox

March 18, 2012

Dear Charlene, Chuck and Uncle Ben,
Mother and I have had you all in our thoughts and prayers ever since we learned that Aunt Elizabeth had gone into Hospice care. You are all so dear and we love you. We will always cherish our memories of this smart, kind and loving lady we were so fortunate to have in our family. May God bless you and give you comfort. Love, Amanda and Glenda

Joayn and Steve Bahr

March 17, 2012

We were so blessed to know you dear Elizabeth...your goodness and beauty live on in our sweet memories and in your children, grand, and great grandchildren.