Lenore E. (Peck) Allen

Born: Mon., Jan. 18, 1926
Died: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

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Norwich - Lenore Peck Taylor Allen peacefully accepted
the outstretched hand of her Lord and Savior on November 6,
2017.  Born January 18, 1926 in Exeter, RI the daughter
of the late Andrew Earl and Doris (Tefft) Peck.  
Weighing only 4 pounds she was kept in the incubator of the
day, a shoebox by the stove.

As a young wife Lenore was quite adept
and resourceful; skills honed as a child growing up during
the Great Depression.  Many meals were stretched to
feed her budding family and she ate only after they
finished. She was a giver. Cooking and baking were not among
the things she did best but she delighted in passing out her
banana breads (estimated at brick weight).  Known as
the laptop lady long before laptops came into existence she
would make colorful 36”x45” lap blankets for nursing
home patients; perfect for those in wheelchairs.  Later
she would make “quilts” and pass them out as quickly as
they were finished; “just wait” she would say as she ran
to the car to get one.  They were not multiple pieces,
cleverly designed, show stopping quilts, they were just
practical and warm.  Sewing was among her favorite
things to do.

Widowed at 40 and again at 45 she
successfully managed a household with young children
remaining at home.  If she struggled, it was not
known.  In her earlier years she worked at American
Thread.  When it was necessary to be closer to home she
worked for Brewster’s Orchards and Servomation at the
Thermos plant.  She was an Avon lady for many years and
even earned a trip to San Francisco for top sales. No matter
what the work task was she always tried her hardest to get
the best job done.

She loved lobster and salmon and
blueberries, long phone chats, reading, a good laugh,
bargains, couponing, pink carnations, presents and she
didn’t mind being the center of attention.

She will be missed by her surviving
children, daughters Nancy Taylor McPherson (Preston) and
Darlene Taylor Voss (Cypress, TX) and son, John Taylor and
his wife, Lynda (Canterbury),  nine grandchildren, 14
great-grandchildren,  brother Donald Peck of West
Kingston, RI. Lenore was predeceased by the father of her
children, John Walter Taylor, her sons James, Lawrence and
infant, Ronald Taylor.  Second husband, John
Allen.  Sisters Shirley, Thelma, Blanche and brother,
Upton Peck. Son-In-Law Dennis McPherson, Daughter-In-Law
Linda Taylor and best friend Lewis Gill.  

In lieu of flowers please do a kind
deed for someone.

Calling hours are 10AM-12PM on Saturday,
November 11 at Gagne-Piechowski Funderal Home, 490 Voluntown
Road, Jewett City, CT 06351 with a funeral service to follow
at the funeral home.  Burial will be within the Pachaug
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   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
Darlene, Nancy and John,

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this great loss. I have many fond memories of time spent with your Mom and your family. The trips to Ginny B Campground, counsins in VT and RI, going to the "all you can eat" Buffett in R.I. Sturbridge Village. Your Mom took us to a lot of cool places. Darlene, you and I have many laughs teasing her about her Avon; but we loved helping pack up her customer orders. Your Mom had a good soul. After the loss of your Dad was a difficult time, but in the end, your Mom found happiness and became a different person...full of love and kindness. She will be missed. I am honored to have known Lenore. Love to all of you.

Les Young
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
Dear Nancy and Family,

There are more cherished memories of times spent with Lenore than can be listed here. Those times ranged from the heart-stopping emergency of breaking into her house when she fell and broke her hip to the joy of multiple trips to the Pendleton to visit Dennis. They include many happy times and a few sad ones. For several years it seemed like we were all one big family - and we were. Lenore had a firm and determined faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and she is now experiencing that blessing about which Paul wrote: "Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:8) May you all be of good courage because of that.

Love and blessings,

Les & Barb

tina iwanicki
   Posted Sat November 11, 2017
Darlene, Nancy and John-Please forgive me for not attending your mother's funeral today as I only found out about it this afternoon. I am so sorry. Your mom put up with us with patience and most of the time a smile when we were teenagers. She was always a sweet lady and she loved her family. Please send me an email and let me know it you got this message Darlene. Tina Iwanicki

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