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Obituaries

December 18, 2013

Dr. Madelynn Allen

Dr. Madelynn Allen

SYRACUSE — Dr. Madelynn Allen passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at 6:50 p.m. She lost her long-fought battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Darrell Gene Allen; her two daughters, Dawn Michele Allen DeLaFuente Bullock of Indianapolis and Heather Lynn Allen Rick of San Diego, Calif.; her son, Vincent Michael Allen; grandchildren, Hector DeLaFuente III of Greenfield, Nicole Michele DeLaFuente Smiley of Fort Knox, N.Y., Vincent Chase Allen of Guntersville, Ala., and Olivia Bullock of Indianapolis.

Dr. Allen graduated with a doctorate degree of veterinary medicine from Purdue University in 1983. She served the local community for 30 years. She began her professional career at Milford Small Animal Clinic where she started out as a partner and eventually took over the practice. In 2000, she opened the Animal Hospital of Syracuse. She ran both clinics for several years. A few years later she closed the Milford clinic and concentrated on her Syracuse practice. Dr. Allen was forced into retirement due to health reasons in 2011.

There will not be any funeral services.

The family requests her memory be honored with donations to the Animal Welfare League of Warsaw.

Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse, is handling arrangements.

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