Laila A. Allen
June 5, 1945 – August 26, 2018
On Sunday August 26, 2018, Laila A. Allen of North Smithfield, RI passed away in the presence of her family at Rhode Island Hospital after a long bout with Cancer. Laila was the beloved daughter of the late Abraham and Alice Ovadia of San Francisco, and sister of two brothers Fred and Solomon. Born on June 5, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt, she fled from Egypt with her family to avoid continued religious persecution. She settled in San Francisco in 1962, and in 1964 moved to Providence, Rhode Island after the marriage to her beloved husband Victor.
She was a very caring, warm, and thoughtful person, always focusing on family and putting their needs ahead of her own.
In addition to raising her sons, she was employed by the Miriam Hospital and helped to support her husband while the owner of Slatersville Medical Center Pharmacy in North Smithfield. Laila was an active member of Temple B’nai Israel in Woonsocket and was a member at Temple Emanuel in Providence, RI. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 54 years, Victor, her three sons and their families: Robert and Nechama and their children Mazal, Avigayil, Miriam, Aliza, and Natanel of Rehovot, Israel; Daniel and Racheline and their children Maya, Jacoby, and Zachary of Ashland, MA; and Joseph of Rockville, Maryland.
She was laid to rest at Lincoln Park Cemetery on 8/26/2018.Contributions in her memory can be made to: Art in Giving, Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation, or any charity of your choice. Shiva will be held at the home of Daniel Allen, 15 Sherborne Circle, Ashland, MA, on Monday 8/27 7PM - 9:30PM and Tuesday 5PM - 9:30 PM and at the home of Victor Allen on Wednesday 8/29 from 6 PM to 9 PM at 64 Old Great Rd, North Smithfield, RI.
- Funeral Service Sunday, August 26, 2018
Laila A. Allen
Moussa and Evelyn Menasha
August 30, 2018
Laila will always be remembered for all her kind deeds and comforting words. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. She was a wonderful mother who always gave and never asked anything in return. She will be truly missed but her memory will always live in our heart. May you all be comforted among the mourners of Zion. May her soul be bound up in peace and tranquillity.
Mounir and Claire Leshaa
August 30, 2018
To Victor, Robert, Daniel, Joey and family,
Mounir and I are saddened by the passing of our very dear, kind and sweet Laila . Our hearts go out to all of you.
Her caring and unconditional love for everyone she knew surpassed anyone else’s. May you Rest In Peace our beautiful Laila. The heavens will be kind to you just like you were kind to the world. You shall always be remembered .
Claire and Mounir
Esther and Nabih Mangoubi
August 29, 2018
Nabih and I are very shocked and saddened to hear of your loss -We were happy and lucky enough to have seen her at Audrey's wedding , We were not aware of her illness .
Our deepest condolences to everyone in the family. Our memory of Laila is that she was always so sweet and kind .
May she rest in peace .
Robert Abraham Allen
August 28, 2018
My mom, may her soul rest in peace, was constantly giving. In Ethics of the Fathers-Pirke Avot, it states that the righteous are constantly giving. Their rest is in the world to come.
Mom, your soul is now in the world to come. Your soul can now rest. You are not in pain any more. We know that you are with us and have not left us. The sickness may have taken you from us physically, but as Rav Glukovsky, shlit'a, of Rehovot, Israel, recounted, it can not take you away from us in spirit and that you will always be with us. May your soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal peace and goodness. May your memory forever be for blessing.
August 28, 2018
Albert and Susie Farag
We remember Laila, by her thoughtfulness and caring for others. She will be missed greatly by us.
Our thoughts, prayers along with the patience and support for her family.
May her soul be bound up in the bond of life.
May she Rest In Peace. Amen
Joe and louise Lichaa
August 27, 2018
Joe and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Laila. She was very close to my mother (Regina) and now they are both together in heaven reminiscing of the good old days. She was a great friend and she will surely be missed. May she Rest In Peace. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends and we wish you all strength and peace during this very difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.