Dorothy Antonia (Toni) Allen

November 20, 1938 - November 10, 2020

Dorothy Antonia (Toni) Allen, 81, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2018, formerly of Pawcatuck, CT, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in Cape Coral. She was born in Miami, FL on November 20, 1938 to Anthony and Dorothy Bogaards, now deceased.

Toni was of the Baptist faith. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother, a doting grandmother and adoring great grandmother. Toni was married to John, her husband of 58 years. They met while roller skating when John was stationed in Homestead, Florida as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Toni was a homemaker who enjoyed bowling, baking, sewing and dancing. She was also a longtime member the Emblem Club, an independent auxiliary of the Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 678 of Westerly, RI.

She is survived by three loving children Debra Allen of Cape Coral, FL, John R. Allen and his wife Alina of Brooklyn, CT, and Laurie Allen of Cape Coral, FL; two grandchildren, Steven Allen of Lisbon, CT and Stephanie Allen and her fiancé Tim McNeill of Norwich, CT, as well as three great grandchildren, Alijah Roselund, Paige McNeill and Aubrey McNeill and many nieces and nephews.

Toni is predeceased by her husband, John J. Allen III and her son Peter Anthony Allen, who both passed in 2015 and her sister Sigrid Wharam, who passed in March 2020.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Connecticut.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Dorothy Antonia Allen can be made to the ALS Foundation, at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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