Hazel T. Allan

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Born in Yonkers, NY on December 12, 1931

Departed on March 26, 2021 and resided in Elmsford, NY

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Hazel Allan went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2021. She was 89 years old. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, William.

Born in Yonkers, NY to the late Harry Strain and Anna (Maleska) Strain, she was the loving mother of Barbara Gipe, William (Jeanne), Michael (Lauren), Richard, Patricia Casarella (Dan) and her late son James. She had eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Estvanik of Enfield, CT and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sisters Winifred Held, Alice Porach, and Connie Pondiccio, and her brothers Joseph Gallo, Harry Strain, and Robert Strain.

Mrs. Allan graduated from Commerce High School in Yonkers. She worked as a beautician and a
PX clerk at Fort Riley, KS until becoming a mother. She was a dedicated wife and mother who lived for over sixty years in her home in Elmsford, NY.

Hazel was a baker extraordinaire known for her birthday and holiday cakes and especially the gingerbread houses she baked and decorated annually for the enjoyment of her children and grandchildren. Hazel was very active in her parish church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Elmsford, where she served as a past president of the Mothers’ Guild and led fundraisers too numerous to count.

A wake will be held on Monday, April 5 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ballard Durand Funeral Home in Elmsford, NY.  A funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. Donations can be made in her memory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 59 East Main Street, Elmsford, NY 10523.



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  1. Elaine Gratton March 30, 2021 at 10:54 am - Reply

    My dear Godmother! i shall miss you SO much. I’m thankful that i was able to talk with you that Tuesday before, even for only a few minutes. Thank you for thinking of Mom by sending the package of Angel pocket calendars. Your note of March 16 and the calendars will be a sweet memory. Lots of Love to my cousins and their families!

  2. Donna Amiano March 31, 2021 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I remember her well. Sorry for your loss. I will keep her and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Eileen (Quinn) Rossi March 31, 2021 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I’m sad to hear of hazel’s passing. I will always remember her warmth and smile❤️

  4. Deb Glassford Francis March 31, 2021 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Condolences and prayers to the Allan family…may Hazel rest in eternal peace.

  5. Peter Reynolds March 31, 2021 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Barbara Servello March 31, 2021 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    RIP Hazel with your beloved Bill,together again. Prayers for you and your beautiful family. 🙏

  7. Karen Soika April 1, 2021 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Prayers that she is in the arms of GOD and her husband. Rest In Peace…strength and live to you all at your time of great loss

  8. Suzanne DeAngelis April 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    A wonderful caring women I have fond memories. My condolences to the Allen Family.

  9. Judy Motta April 3, 2021 at 8:04 am - Reply

    I remember with fondness all Hazel’s kindness and her being wherever she was needed. If anyone needed her help she was right there. Our Lady of Mt Carmel’s Mothers guild was blessed to have her as such a dedicated member. Prayers to the Allen family.

  10. kathleen deluca April 3, 2021 at 10:50 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the Allan family on the loss of both Mom and Dad.They were part of Elmsford and an institution as well. Bill and Hazel were a very kind and happy couple who raised a beautiful family.God now has two more angels in Heaven.Kathleen DeLuca

  11. Dale Bellantoni April 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I was so sorry to hear about Hazel’s passing. She and Bill were two of the nicest people I have ever had the honor of knowing. I remember her gingerbread houses that were raffled off at the OLMC Christmas Fair. I always wanted to win one but never was that lucky; however her gingerbread houses inspired me to make one, and many times more than one, with my grandchildren every Christmas and I always think of Hazel as I am baking them and decorating them with my grandchildren. She, Bill and their beautiful family are in my prayers.

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