Josephine Allen (nee Puschnig), surrounded by loved ones, passed away peacefully at home on July 22, 2018, after a courageous battle against lung cancer. Beloved wife of the late Cecil Lee Allen, and loving mother of Betty (Greg) Dedic, Laurie (Jim) Moore, and Cindy Allen. Cherished grandmother of Samantha Dedic. She was a devoted aunt to nieces Linda Goodspeed, Sandra Puschnig, nephew Frank Puschnig and several great-nieces and nephews and a faithful friend to many. She is preceded in death by her husband Cecil Lee “Leon”, her brothers Ted, Frank, Edward, Henry, and “Banj” Puschnig, her sisters-in-law Dorothy and Lucy, her nephew Eddie Puschnig, and her parents, Frank and Josephine Puschnig. Josephine was born on October 13, 1937, in Chicago, IL. She was the youngest child and looked up to her brothers for everything. In August 1955, she married Leon, the love of her life. Together they welcomed 3 daughters into their home and taught them about life, compassion, hard work, ethics, love and what it means to be a family. Her children remember her as a generous, compassionate, sympathetic, good-hearted, and determined women. Throughout the years she watched her children grow and start their own lives and she gained the title grandma. Her granddaughter remembers her willingness to listen, her patience and her unconditional love. Along with spending time with her family and friends, Josephine enjoyed going to plays, traveling around the world, gardening, working puzzles, playing bingo, and pinochle. She worked many years for the Village of Hinsdale, Hinsdale Police Department and was an event planner for Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge. Josie touched many lives in her 80 years. She will be remembered for her boundless compassion, willingness to support others, high energy, and devotion to family and friends. A visitation will be on Saturday, July 28th at St. Irene Catholic Church, 28 W. 441 Warrenville Rd., Warrenville, IL 60555, from 9:30 am until the time of funeral mass 11:00 am. Father James Antiporek will preside at the ceremony. Burial will follow the funeral at Bohemian National Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Josephine ‘s life. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital @stjude.org.
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