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Obituary of Paula Allen
Paula Therese Allen passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 two weeks shy of her 85th birthday. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, John Francis Allen, Sr..
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Paula resided in Old Bridge over 51 years before relocating to Sunrise Senior Living of East Brunswick in 2012. Upon graduating high school and until the Fall of 1953, Paula worked as a bookkeeper for the Conover Model Agency in Manhattan, NY where she met many interesting characters, including the eccentric artist, Salvatore Dali. Later she employed her bookkeeping skills working part-time at Kashmir Carpets of East Brunswick, NJ. After raising her three children, Paula began work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Summerhill Nursing Home of Old Bridge, NJ. It was there that she discovered her true calling, caring for the elderly and infirm.
Paula was a member of the Women's International Auxiliary of the International Typographical Union in the mid 1950s, which contributed to the Union Printers Home Fund with various fund raising events. She taught Sunday school classes and was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge, NJ during the 1960s. Along with her husband, John, she was active in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Movement of the 1970s. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Joy Nowak of Leola, PA and her husband Leonard, her two sons, John Francis Allen,Jr. of Ringoes and his wife Joyce, and Patrick Michael Allen of Old Bridge and his wife Elizabeth, as well as five grandchildren, Kimberly, Lauren, Evan, Emily, and Sean.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranberry Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, followed by a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Ambrose Church, 83 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge.
Family and friends may call on Friday, June 29, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Rezem Funeral Home in East Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Paula's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 575 Route 28, Raritan, NJ 08869.