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 Ethel <I>Turpel</I> Allen

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Ethel Turpel Allen

  • Birth 1922 Alberton, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Death 4 Feb 2011 New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 70976871

Ethel (Turpel) Allen, 88, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 4, 2011 in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. She was the wife of 52 years of the late William H. Allen, Jr.

Born in Alberton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of the late Rev. John W. Turpel and the late Gladys (Earnsby) Turpel, she lived in New Bedford since she was 18 years old. She attended schools in Canada, Maine and Massachusetts, graduating from Saugus High School. Ethel attended Eastern Nazarene College and Olivet Nazarene College. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at St. Luke's Hospital many years and as a school teacher at the Phillips Ave. School in New Bedford.

Ethel was a longtime member of the First church of the Nazarene where she served on the church board for many years and also as the Financial Secretary and Sunday School Teacher for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Bette Jervinis and her husband Chuck of Chester, NH; two sons, Glenn D. Allen and his wife Becky of Henderson, TX and Neil W. Allen and his wife Donna of New Bedford; a brother John Turpel of New Bedford; a sister, Florence Murray of British Columbia; six grandchildren, Jaclyn and Sarah Jervinis of NH, Patricia and David Allen of FL and Brent and Sherilyn Allen of New Bedford; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Allen was the sister of the late Douglas Turpel, Jenny Wise and Gladys Jackson.

Donaghy Funeral Home.
Funeral service at First Church of the Nazarene.
Mrs. Allen was cremated.

Article in The Standard Times.

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  • Added: 7 Jun 2011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel Turpel Allen (1922–4 Feb 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70976871, ; Maintained by Linking Ancestors (contributor 47231875) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.