Ellen Allison

Obituary of Ellen Allison

Ellen “Honey” Allison
(nee Kosinski)

Ellen “Honey” Allison passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born March 5, 1952 in Chicago, IL to the late Chester and Helen “Simmy” (nee Simzek) Kosinski.  Honey was an outstanding vocalist/singer who used her talent to inspire and bring joy to many.  She was an avid community theater thespian, appearing in countless local community theater productions since high school.  Every challenge she faced, she’d meet it head on with the saying, “Life is good!” and never turned down a request for help.  Honey spent her career as both a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse and a Home Healthcare Nurse for medically fragile children.  She was dedicated to her patients and provided care above and beyond.  Honey was a Reiki Master, loved playing scrabble and singing to her dogs.  She was a proud dog rescuer to countless stray and abandoned dogs, many of whom were medically challenged.  

Honey is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 31 years, Michael Patrick Allison; loving mother of Molly Allison; sister, Mary Kompare; brother-in-law, Gregory Cross; loving aunt to Michael Kompare, Elyse Wojnowski-Anders and Matthew and Mandy Wu; great aunt to Ryan and CJ Kompare and Delaney and Maximus Anders and sister-in-law to Charlotte and Joseph Wojnowski and Mary and Michael Wu.  Many loving, caring and supportive friends also survive.

She was preceded by her parents; brother, Robert “Bobby” Kosinski and niece, Colleen Wojnowski.

Funeral services for Ellen “Honey” Allison will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.  Private family interment will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Cache Creek Animal Rescue c/o the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home would be appreciated.  Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com