Obituary: Beatrice L. (Allsop) Gleason, formerly of Trumbull

Beatrice L. (Allsop) Gleason, August 24, 1926 to January 12, 2015; of Westside, IA, and formerly of Dennis, MA, Morrison, IL, Carroll, IA, Trumbull, CT, Stamford, CT and Elyria OH; much loved wife of John Gleason for 53 years before his passing in 2004; following a brief illness.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Bernard and Leonard Allsop and is survived by her children, Dennis of Boxford, MA, Gail (Hahn) of Trumbull, CT, Timothy of Ames, IA, Kerry (Schoessler) of Arcadia, IA, Teresa of Omaha, NE and Patrick of Carlsbad, CA; by her 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She lived for her family and loved the beach, playing the piano, singing, gardening and reading. Nana, as she was known to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, never missed Jeopardy, played a mean game of Scrabble and was the life of the party at family events. She loved to shop, taught her daughters the key to finding a great bargain and was known for her love of all things sparkly. She passed on her humor and independent spirit to all of her children.

A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated with family members at Saint Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha on January 14. There will be a memorial service at Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT. at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 31, followed by interment at St. Johns Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Catholic Relief Services ( or to a charity of your choice.

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