LEWISTON — Pauline M. Allen, 78, of Granite St., Mexico, died Saturday, July 9, at Central Maine Medical Center, following a brief illness, with her loving family at her side.

She was born in Rumford on Dec. 2, 1932, a daughter of Vincent and Margaret O. (Arsenault) Gallant.

She was educated in Rumford schools and was a graduate of Stephens high school, Class of 1951.

She was employed for many years with Freddie’s Restaurant and the Mexico Chicken Coop as a bartender, retiring in 1994. She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed watching her favorite soap operas and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cribbage and brunch at the Covered Wagon with her daughter, Val and son-in-law, Mark.

Surviving are her children, Valerie McKenna and husband, Mark, of Mexico, Maureen Koehler and husband, Kevin, of Pembroke, Mass., Richard L. Allen and wife, Valerie, of Byron, James L. Allen and wife, Marybeth, of Mexico; a sister, Bernadette Marchetti of Jay; brothers-in-law, Anthony Fergola of Mexico and Maurice Allen and wife, Clara, of Mexico; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Jeffrey Koehler, Kristen Provencher and husband, Corey, Jessica Allen, Ayla Allen, Amanda Allen, Richard L. Allen Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Cash Provencher and Aeryana Laigle.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Leonard Allen; a sister, Isabelle Fergola; and four brothers, Albert, Robert, Vincent, and Philippe Gallant.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Allen family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.

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