Allegra Karides

Allegra Marie Karides (Bowman)

Monday, March 14th, 1938 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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On Monday, May 4, 2020, Allegra, loving mother, grandmother and sister passed away at the age of 82. Allegra was as beautiful and musical as her name would imply. She demonstrated remarkable strength throughout her life, enduring more hardships than any person should have to face. In the end, it was only a virus as virulent as COVID-19 that could bring her down.

Allegra found solace and peace through nature and passed her love of nature down to her children and grandchildren. She would compose stories, complete with illustrations, about the ducks at Crandall Park in letters to her grandsons, Michael and Allen, who she loved dearly.

One cannot think about Allegra without thinking about ice cream – hot fudge sundaes being her favorite. Perhaps it was a way to sweeten her path as she navigated life’s adversities.

At the tender age of 14, Allegra lost her mother, Margaret Allegra Bowman, in a tragic automobile accident. She was also predeceased by her father, Earl K. Bowman. Allegra is survived by her daughter Margaret Levet, son-in-law Stephen, and grandsons Michael and Allen, who brought her great joy; a son James G. Karides and his family; a brother, Earl Bowman and sisters Catherine Fremont and Irma Higgins who affectionately referred to her as Sis.

An announcement regarding a memorial service will be made at a later date.

Donations in Allegra’s memory can be directed to the YWCA’s Center for Domestic Violence, c/o Kindra McHale, 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305, or, to the One Love Foundation at, referencing Allegra in the message box.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers who have tended to Allegra over the years and who’s courage has not gone unnoticed during this pandemic, their sacrifice is appreciated beyond words.

“I’ll keep a light on in my soul, Keep a bluebird in my heart”
~Miranda Lambert

Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. To leave online condolences please visit
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    Glens Falls Cemetery
    Bay Street
    GLENS FALLS, NY 12801
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Due to the current health crisis services will be private and at the convenience of the family.


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Gale Weideman

Posted at 05:43am
Very sorry to hear the loss of Allegra. I personally did not know her, I am posting this for my mom Edith Clack. She did genealogy and had communicated with her many years ago for the Merrick side of the family at Lake George.
Please accept our condolences for your loss.

Lisa Johnson

Posted at 09:43pm
Allegra was such a beautiful soul. When I would visit my mom, frequently, Allegra always seemed to be there, with her resounding, "hi, honey!" as I was stepping out of the elevator, looking for a hug & excitedly telling of her days events. I always enjoyed these moments with her and have thought about her a lot lately. She was always thoughtful to ask how my mom was doing. I will miss your infectious, broad smile, Allegra. You were a true, sweet lady.
Lisa J Johnson

Ann Johns Posted at 11:03pm

Allegra was always so sweet, always greeting excitedly and always asking how Mom was doing. I always loved her hats and her happy attitude. I have thought of her often since losing Mom in December and hoping her well through this virus. She has been and will continue to be missed. Kisses and hugs Allegra, rest well now. Ann S Johns

Christina Frederick

Posted at 03:51pm
She was my mom's roommate. She was so sweet. I always got a hug and a kiss.

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