We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Compassionate Funeral Care Inc.
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Joan P. Allen (née Harrington), age, 77, passed away peacefully on
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at her home in Saratoga Springs.
She was born on November 14, 1944, in Saratoga Springs, one of 10 children to John Harrington
and Bertha Doner Harrington. She lived in the area all her life and worked for many years at the
former Racemark International in Malta. She is remembered as a generous, loving, selfless,
hard-working, and spunky mom, gramma, munga, aunt, sister, and friend.
Joan was a tiny but mighty presence in every room, and left a lasting impression on all who met
her. She loved camping, dancing, classic country music, crocheting, puzzles, backyard parties,
and telling stories in precise detail. Her door was always open to visitors both short and long
term, and she was known by almost everyone as Aunt Joan, regardless of relation.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years, Walter Allen, Sr., and survived by her
three children, Laura Allen Henry of Ballston Spa, NY, Walter Allen, Jr. (Jenni) of Schuylerville,
NY, and Patricia Allen of Saratoga Springs, NY. She will be missed by her seven grandchildren,
Amber Sehr (George), Toni Stockwell (Mike), Paige and Shaune Mushaw, John Robinson, Jr.,
Hope Allen, and Calin Stock, as well as her great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Colton Sehr,
Sawyer and Bristol Stockwell, Spencer Rice, and Odyn and Oaklynne Hunt-Robinson.
The family extends a special thank-you to the nursing staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga
and the nursing staff of Saratoga Hospital for their attentive care and compassion.
Memorial services to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 12, 2022 at
the American Legion Hall, 6 Clancy St, Schuylerville, NY 12871.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at