Louise Allam was born 99 years ago to Shaker and Margaret (Ossea) Allam on March 27, 1912 in Appalacia, Viginia. She was the second oldest daughter, with five brothers: James, Joe, Frederick, Edward, Nicholas and two sisters Mae Allen and Bernice Allam, all deceased. Until her passing, she lived close to her youngest sister, Manilla Buszka.
Helping with family chores as a child, she learned to sew, crochet and knit, to fulfill family needs, all talents that became refined over the years. During her high school years, she workded in her father's mercantile store doing the bookkeeping. When the family moved to Detroit, Louise together with her single brother Joe, operated a grocery store. Her skills progressed into a career with the J. L. Hudson Company Accounting Department. Louise was proud work at the downtown location, retiring twenty-five years later.
With her eldest sister, she traveled to the Middle Eastern countries, seeing the homeland of their parents. Her greatest joy in life was to share with her siblings' families. It can truly be said that she has touched so many lives. The Allam family expanded over the decades, earning her the titles of aunt to great-great aunt for about a hundred nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday June 6, 2011 from 2-8 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile in Livonia, Michigan 48152. The funeral home is located on the north side of Six Mile, east of I-275 and Newburgh. Her funeral Mass will be at 11 am on Tuesday June 7, 2011 at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Road in Farmington, Michigan 48336. The church is located on the east side of Farmington, just north of Eight Mile Road.
Louise will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit with her family.
Her family asks that memorials be made to the parish or charity of your choice.