SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. – Allison Joyce Comstock Hobbs, 84, wife of Joseph O. Hobbs, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Born on Feb. 18, 1929, in Millinocket, she was one of seven children.
Her parents Kit and Gerald Comstock ran the Fuller Furniture store, which sold furniture, paints and housewares. Allison graduated from Stearns High School and then the University of Maine, Orono, where she majored in Sociology and received an award for outstanding student. Her nickname was Ally-Jo. After college she attended the Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston, where she was class Valedictorian. Allison met her husband Joe while he worked at the Great Northern Paper Mill. Their wedding took place on July 5th and they were married for 61 years. Allison and Joe left Maine when Joe began work at Pratt and Whitney. They lived in Vernon for 14 years and then settled in Glastonbury, Conn., where they have lived since 1965. Allison did secretarial work when she moved to Connecticut and later was a stay at home mother. When her children were older she began work as a science aide at Glastonbury High School. Allison saved the money she made as a science aide to take a trip to Florida. They liked it so much they bought a condo in Punta Gorda, Fla., and lived as snowbirds for 15 years. Allison was active during her leisure time. She received recognition for being a long-time blood donor. She turned her love of books into volunteer work at the South Glastonbury library. She was a fabulous cook, loved gardening with planting both flowers and vegetables. She enjoyed canning preserves and jams and made her own Kahlua and wine. She also loved big band music. Above all she loved her family.
Besides her husband Joseph, Allison leaves a son, Joseph Hobbs of East Hampton, Conn.; and two daughters, Corinne Hobbs of East Hampton, Conn., and Kit Hobbs of Glastonbury, Conn. She also leaves a brother, Gerald and his wife, Raelene, of Millinocket; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Reginald, Wesley, and Charles; and two sisters, Corinne and Helen. Her family gives thanks to Buckingham Estates, a memory care community, for their care and compassion shown to Allison while she resided there for over a year.
Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, Conn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.