Shirley Allinson died suddenly but surrounded by her family and close church friends shortly after being baptized on Sunday September 12, 2010. She was the mother of Sharon (husband John) Buell of Guilford, Tom (wife Susan) Allinson of Westfield, IN, and Tim (wife Joni) of Perrysburg, OH. She was the grandmother of Jennifer Buell, Kristin (husband Mike) Assel, Jennifer Allinson, Alexandra Allinson, Jonathan Allinson, and Kirstin Allinson. She was the great-grandmother of Madison, Isaac, Sydney, Ella and Malia Assel and Caden Alexander. She was predeceased by her brothers Henry Holm and Hank Holm, and her sisters Peggy Fox, Lois Johnson, and Alice Price.
Shirley was born in New Haven on August 31, 1930, a daughter of the late Helmer and Maria Erikson Holm. She was a long time resident of Branford before moving to North Branford. She was a member of the Grace Community Church of Madison. Her family would like to thank her church family, her aides Helen and Margie, and her friends at Hillside Terrace.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St. Branford. Friends may call Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00. Burial will be in Tabor Cemetery in Branford. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 345, Madison, CT 06443.
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