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
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257