Alida Allison of Grahamsville died on December 12, 2021, at the Sunset Lake Nursing home where she resided since 2011. She was 100 years old.
Alida was born on September 21, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY to Keith and Margaret Allan.
The family moved to South Fallsburg, NY when she was an infant and she lived there with her brothers Clifford (Cliff) and Charles (Chick) and Half-Brothers Robert and Keith Allan Jr. until 1942 when she married Edgar Allison. Alida and Edgar made their home in Grahamsville where they raised three children and lived happily there until Edgar died in 2005. Mom carried on until 2011 when her declining health made it necessary to enter the Care Center at Sunset Lake where she received excellent care until her death. Mom was a worker, who held many jobs throughout her life and seemed to have endless energy. She was a Nurses aide, a Store clerk for Sam Anderson, a Housekeeper at Elko Lake, and lastly a Rural delivery person for the U.S. Postal Department which she retired from. She was also a legendary cook. It was impossible to visit her home without having something to eat and drink. Her ability to prepare a delicious meal for surprise company was incredible to see. She loved having company and was always eager to feed them.
She is survived by her three children, Carl Allison and his wife Patricia of Hurleyville, Janice Decker of Parksville, and James Allison and his wife Rose of Grahamsville. Also, she leaves behind Eleven Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren, and many Great Grandchildren as well as Great, Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Edgar and brothers Cliff and recently Chick.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11 am at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery, with Pastor Seung Jin Hong officiating.
Arrangements under the care of Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, for further information call 845-292-7160 or visit www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Alida Allison, please visit our Tree Store