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Claudia M. Allen Oct. 12, 1935 -- Sept. 12, 2005

Claudia M. Allen of Marilla, a retired nursing supervisor, died Monday in Erie County Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was 69.

Born Claudia M. Zaffalon in Dunkirk, she earned nursing degrees from Deaconess Hospital and the University at Buffalo.

Mrs. Allen worked at ECMC for 17 years in several supervisory jobs, including assistant director of nursing.

After her retirement in 1997, she enjoyed traveling, especially to Walt Disney World. Her hobbies included reading and cooking, and she was a member of the Erie County Health Retirees Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Jodi Bethge of East Aurora, Lisa Wilczak of Lancaster and Sara Mochrie of Marilla; three sons, Robert of East Aurora, David of Lancaster and Jay of Sardinia; a brother, Alexander "Judd" Zaffalon of Dunkirk; three grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Annunciation Catholic Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Burial will be private.

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