May 21, 2018

Carol Lou Allen


Carol Lou Allen, 60 of Winter Garden, Florida, formerly of Seekonk and Attleboro, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care in Orlando, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Irma (Inman) Allen and the companion of the late John Zawislak.

Carol is survived by her brother, Robert L. Allen Jr. and his wife Nancy of Seekonk, her niece Rebecca (Allen) Leonhardt and her husband Jared, and their two children, Weston and Emerson. She also leaves behind many friends for whom she was an inspiration.

Carol was a 1974 graduate of Seekonk High School and a 1978 graduate of Rhode Island College. She was a past member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls and served as Worthy Advisor in 1973.  Carol was a lab technician at Miriam Hospital for 31 years. Most recently she worked at Sturdy Memorial Hospital before retiring in 2014.

Carol enjoyed traveling and being outdoors, whether it be, gardening, kayaking, camping, biking or hiking. She especially enjoyed full time “RV-ing” with her companion John and the summer of 2014 they spent at Timberland Campground in New Hampshire. She was an avid cat lover and provided a caring home to many cats over the years. Carol found pleasure in playing her flute and piccolo, performing in a variety of venues.

Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 5:30 pm at J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME, 210 Taunton Avenue, Route 44, East Providence. Visitation prior to the service will be from 4:00-5:30. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778, in Carol’s name would be appreciated. For on-line condolences please visit


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