Mallory Allen

Mallory Allen

May 21, 1918 - September 27, 2016

Mallory Allen

May 21, 1918 - September 27, 2016



Vera Mallory Allen of San Juan Capistrano, CA and formerly of Andover, MA died at her home on September 27th with all three of her children present.

Mallory was born in Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 21st 1918. Shortly thereafter her family moved to Proctor, MN where she would later meet her classmate and future husband Charles F. Allen. Chuck and Mallory married in the spring of 1943. Immediately after the wedding, the newlyweds moved to Southern California where they started their family.

In 1956, the Allen family moved to Andover, MA and found a home on the peaceful shore of Haggett’s Pond. Mallory was an avid reader and bridge player, a graceful swimmer and a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox. More than anything else, she loved music and singing and spent her last day on this Earth in song.

In 1982 she and Chuck moved back to Southern California, ultimately ending up in San Juan Capistrano. Chuck passed in 1988.

She is survived by her children: Cathryn O’Meara, Craig Allen, Sally Sarni and her husband John Sarni, her grandchildren, Michael O’Meara, Scott O’Meara, John-Paul Sarni and Patrick Sarni and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at O’Connor Mortuary on Tuesday October 4th at 10am.

O’Connor Mortuary
25301 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA, US, 92653


Memorial contributions can be make to Sanctuary Hospice:
Sotto International
150 Paularino Avenue
Suite C125
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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9 responses to Mallory Allen

  1. Marcia Johns says:

    Dear Cathy, Craig, Sally, and Families,

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this note. I wish I could be there to comfort you all. I will miss the telephone connection that I shared with your mother over the past few years. Life will not seem the same to me in the days to come. However, it was wonderful to have had those conversations and I will cherish each and every one forever!

    Your mother and I have always been very close as was my own mother, her oldest sister, Edna. They shared a special bond. I became aware of it at a very early age. If memory serves me right, my mother who was twelve years older, was given the privilege of naming her new baby sister.

    My very first tea cup was a miniature one given to me by Aunt Mallory when I was about eight years old! I still have it and treasure it.

    There are so many memories, but these important ones.

    Much love to you all at this time and always,

    Your cousin,


  2. Thanks Lisa, perfect.

  3. Thanks Marcie, Craig and I will always treasure the way you were able to engage Mom for the past many years. She loved you and your Mom, her sister Edna with all her heart.

  4. Gary Beerman says:

    Sally and Craig, I was going through old photos and found one of Sally, and Craig when you lived in Bellevue Washington. I hope I got the right family. I am sorry when this popped up on my search. I would love to talk. Email me;
    Gary Beerman

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