Surgical nurse Carol Allen, 91


Carol Ethel Allen, a 25-year resident of Skyview on the Hudson in Riverdale, passed away June 1, 2017, after a long illness. She was 91.

A lifelong New Yorker, she was born and raised in Brooklyn. She received her bachelor’s and registered nursing degrees from Columbia University, and was a surgical nurse at Presbyterian Hospital her entire nursing career.

After retiring in 1991, she became active with the Skyview Tenants Association, where she was the treasurer and worked on the elections board. Summer was her favorite season, and she could be found sunning herself at the Skyview pool from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

A memorial celebration was held at Skyview Gazebo on Arlington Avenue on June 17, where friends and family members raised a toast with her favorite drink, the Manhattan, and ate deviled eggs and chocolate cake.

She was a passionate advocate of the arts, and donations can be made to any local art institute in her honor.

Donations also can be made to the Columbia Nursing School Scholarship Fund, c/o the Columbia University School of Nursing, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 630 W. 168th St., MC 6, New York, NY, 10032.

To make a donation to Calvary Hospital in her honor, visit

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