Allen R. Elliott, 85, of Gillies Road, Hamden died peacefully and surrounded by family at Elim Park on September 28, 2011. Born in Beverly, MA on April 15, 1926, the son of the late Earle and Esther Robinson Elliott. Allen is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy Hord Elliott; sons, Stephen Elliott and his wife Susan Thompson of Newton, MA and Mark Elliott and his wife Jane of Orange; daughter, Susan Elliott and her husband Jeff Hill of Beverly, MA; daughter-in-law, Judith Elliott of Brookline, MA and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Kenneth Elliott. Allen proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII before becoming a graduate of Boston University and later earning his CPCU. He was Vice- President of Thompson and Peck Insurance Agency, having been with them for 33 years. He was previously employed by the New England Fire Insurance Inspection Bureau and Middlesex Assurance Co. in Middletown and was a past President of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut. Allen was a member of the Spring Glen Church, having served as a Senior Trustee and Council Chairman; former member of the High Lane Club; the Quinnipiac Club; and was active in youth Basketball and Little League of Hamden for many years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Glen Church. Memorial contributions in Allen's memory may be sent to the Spring Glen Church, 20 Glen Parkway, Hamden, CT 06517. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, in care of arrangements.

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  1. To the Elliott family, we are sorry to hear about the news from Susan about Allen. I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy and Allen this past summer in Beverly and truly enjoyed our discussion about my hometown of Hamden, Gillies Rd. and the High Lane Club. Nancy, thank you for the kind words about my parents (Kay and Harry) and the discussion. Thank you and all Spring Glen parents for providing a great place to grow up. Sincerely, John and Bridget O’Connell

  2. Mrs. Elliott, Mark, Steve and Sue, Please knoww that you are in the prayers of the Heine family at this time of loss. I had just stopped by your home on September 13 but no one was home, the same day I managed to see the Dorsey’s on a recent trip back to east coast. I am very sorry I missed this opportunity. The Elliott family was instrumental in my growing up, always providing a great example of kindness and generosity for me. The frienship that developed between myself, Mark as well as Peter Dorsey and Dave Peters ( Scouts, High Lane, Soccer, and of course, the Bridge club) remain to this day and I am blessed for these relationships. My fondest memories of Mr. Elliott are of he time and energy he devoted to Troop 8…Boards of Review, providing transportation to all those camping trips, just being a quiet supporter of our activities which served as a great example for all of us. I know he looks down upon us now from that better place, with that slight, wry smile.

  3. Dearest Nancy, I have only known Al as your constant — and constantly smiling — companion. Even as he aged, he remained gracious and kind. You were his rock and help-mate. I know you feel his loss deeply, yet also celebrate his life. We will help you carry and share your many memories. You surrounded Al with your love. Please know how so many hold you in love and prayer. Rita

  4. I met Mr. Elliot while working my very first insurance job after college at Thompson & Peck Insurance. From the moment of meeting him, he bestowed upon me the nickmame .Bubbles.. He said I always had a smile on my face and made him laugh, but truth be told, he was such an itelligent man and had such a great sense of humor. He always made me laugh. I will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and the old gang at Thompson & Peck. – God Bless – Love – Regina .Bubbles. Dabbraccio

  5. Dear Nancy, Al was such a wonderful man. You and he showed the rest of us how to be better people. It was a pleasure knowing your sweet husband. Thank you for being such wonderful neighbors. With love, Lisa

  6. Mrs. Elliott, Mark, Sue & Steve, Everytime I head home from Hamden to RI, I start out on the same route I biked so many times forty years ago(butterfly handlebars and banana seat no less)- High Lane, Glen Pkwy, Spring Garden, Gillies Rd. So many great memories made possible by our parents. I was saddened to hear of your loss. Mr. Elliott / your Dad patiently supported most of our antics, the exceptions marked by a raised eye brow and look that made it clear he thought we had lost our minds. As an adult, I would concede in those instances, he was probably right. Nancy and I send our condolences and hope you find strength and peace in all the memories. Warm regards, Peter & Nancy Dorsey

  7. Dear Nancy, Al was such a wonderful man. You and he showed the rest of us how to be better people. It was a pleasure knowing your sweet husband. Thank you for being such wonderful neighbors. With love, Lisa

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