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Updated: 07/30/2014 08:00:07AM

Dorothy Mae Whitt Allen

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Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Whitt Allen, 78, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, after a short illness, at her home in Port Charlotte, Fla.

She was born March 26, 1936, in Chickasaw County, Miss., to Richard D. and Lula Long Whitt.

Dottie was a registered nurse who worked in a wide variety of settings. She and her former husband, David L. Allen, raised their four boys in Middletown, N.J., before retiring and moving to Port Charlotte. She enjoyed many activities with her wide circle of friends, including tennis, cycling, kayaking, bridge, mahjong and trivia.

Dottie is survived by her sons, Donald (Alice) LeRoy of Bismarck, N.D., Gregory (Laura) David of Port Monmouth, N.J., and Mark Curry (Cynthia) Allen of Red Bank, N.J.; seven grandchildren, James and Christina Allen, David, Jennifer and Kristen Allen, and Mark and Sean Allen; great-granddaughter, Clara Rose Connolly; brother, Hiram “Shorty” (Avis) Whitt; seven sisters, Mary Hall, Lois O’Connor, Shelby Whitt, Ellen (Mike) McCartney, Sybil (Tom) Colmus, Doris (Ric) Taylor and Fay (Oscar) Rocha; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Scott Michael Allen; and her parents.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Middletown. Details will be forthcoming from the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

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