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Katherine E. Allard, 94

June 11, 2018


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Katherine Ellen (Collins) Allard, 94, of North Adams, Mass., died Monday, June 11, 2018, at her home.



She was born in North Adams, Mass., on July 26, 1923, daughter of Daniel Lawrence and Mary Ellen (Crockwell) Collins. She attended local schools. Katherine was first employed at Berkshire Fine Spinning and then at Sprague Electric Co. She was last employed as a pharmacy technician at North Adams Regional Hospital for 17 years until her retirement in 1988.



Katherine was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and was a member of the Sprague Retirees and the Jollee Circle.



She was the widow of Joseph Armand Allard, who died on February 15, 1984. They were married on June 26, 1943.



Survivors include one daughter, Sandra J. Brooks and her companion, Dennis Farinon, of North Adams; one son, Joseph A. Allard Jr. of North Adams; three grandchildren, including Raymond MacWhinnie and his wife, Liz, Mark Brooks and his wife, Katherine, and Shannon Brooks; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.



She was predeceased by her brother, Daniel Collins.



Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Katherine Allard will be celebrated Friday, June 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.



Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St. North Adams, Mass., are Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home.




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Sandy & Joe,
I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a lovely person. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
from: Deb Casuscelli Blanchardon: 06-15-2018

Sandy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thoughts and good wishes to you and your family.
from: Jim "Cricket" Wondoloski, Jr.on: 06-14-2018

Sorry for your loss Sandy and Joe, always loved your mom, great memories growing up on new st. with you and your mom and dad, miss those days, again Sandy and Joe so sorry for your loss.
Jim
from: Jim Butleron: 06-12-2018

Aunt Kat was such a loving, caring person. She was always there when needed and would drop everything to help out. She is now re-united with all the Allard clan that went before her. Hugs to Sandy, Joe, and all the grands and greatgrands.

Love,
Karen and Paul
from: Karen and Paul Norrison: 06-11-2018

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