Sylvia (Forman) Allen, 90, formerly of Longmeadow, recently died. She was the widow of Elliot Allen. Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Bertha (Shapiro) and Haskell Forman. She was a graduate of Revere schools. For the past twelve years she was a resident of Glenmeadow.  She was a member and a past president of the sisterhood at the former Congregation B’nai Jacob, now part of Temple Beth El, and was a life member of Hadassah. Sylvia is survived by two sons, David (Margaret) Allen of Hampton Falls, NH and Matthew (Leslie) Allen of Portsmouth, NH; her grandchildren, Rachael, Emily, Madeleine, Benjamin, and Joseph; a sister, Libby (Herbert) Finkelstein of Newton; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Brenda Allen; and her brothers, Samuel and Max Forman.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda J. Allen Memorial Fund, which donates funds for books for local libraries c/o Jewish Endowment Foundation, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA  01108; or the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St. Framingham, MA  01701. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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