Dorcas "Dot" Allen, 84, longtime resident of Mattydale, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the home of her daughter. Dot grew up in the Jordan area and resided in Mattydale since 1953. She was the daughter of the late Orval and Mabel I. (Smith) Sobles and was a graduate of North High.
Dot worked at General Electric Company for several years and later worked as a waitress at PZO's Restaurant in Mattydale for more than 5 years. She was a past President of the Mattydale American Legion Post #1832 Ladies Auxiliary and the past President of the Onondaga County American Legion Auxiliary. Dot was also a member of the Freedom Foundation. She was an avid bowler who was on several leagues for a number of years primarily at Strike N Spare Lanes. Dot was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Mattydale.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, John "Jack" J. Allen, Sr. in 2006, a son, Raymond Allen in 1986, her daughter, Theresa Seaver in 2009, a daughter-in-law, Carol Allen in 2006, and by a son-in-law, Jerry St. Hilaire in 2007.
Dot is survived by four daughters: Karen St. Hilaire of Mattydale, Regina (Michael) Traino of North Syracuse, Lisa (Peter) Anthony of Syracuse, and Melissa (Sean) Severance of Central Square; two sons: John Allen, Jr,. of St. Petersburg, FL and Kevin (Kim) Allen of Syracuse; her siblings: John Sobles of East Syracuse, Jerry Sobles of Syracuse, and Bertha Sobles of Dewitt; and by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Dot's memory may be made to Hospice of CNY, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or to the SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1-4 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. Prayers will begin on Monday, 9:15 am at the funeral home followed by a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial St. Margaret's Church. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse.