Allison is buried in a small cemetery in Stephentown, our final stop on our long journey. Someday, I will be by her side again. Chief Rik, her hairdresser Deb, Ann, Fred and his mother, my childhood friend Craig and his wife Jan, and my son Rob came to her graveside service. I would be honored to talk with anybody else who is also going through their own JHD Journey. It is not easy, and I know that I will never be the same again.
Stephentown, NY – Allison S. King, 35, formerly of Cumberland and Warwick, Rhode Island, died at home in Stephentown, NY on February 19th after a 19 year battle with Juvenile Huntington's Disease. Allison was the daughter of Howard F. King, III, her caregiver and best friend, with whom she lived, and the late Toni J. King. She also leaves her brother, Robert King of Waltham, MA, her maternal grandmother, Margaret Richardson of Warner Robins, GA, and her aide, Ann Calabro of Grafton, NY, who helped care for Allison. She was the granddaughter of the late Robert Richardson and the late Howard F. King, Jr. She also leaves her many pets, including a dog, 2 cats, a mini horse, and a pot belly pig.
Allison was a 2004 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Rhode Island despite having already been diagnosed with JHD. Many will remember her working in her dad's store, Parkway Convenience in Warwick as a child and young adult. Services will be held privately. Those who wish to remember Allison in a special way may consider a donation to the Stephentown NY Volunteer Fire and Rescue, PO Box 208, Stephentown, NY 12168.
Published in The Providence Journal on Feb. 21, 2018