Mr. Allen was a dedicated member of Unity Lodge #89 F&AM, where he served in every capacity including master, and he had been lodge secretary since 1988. Mr. Allen was also a dedicated member of the Cairo Temple Shriners of Rutland where he served as marshall. He also served as justice of the peace and married several couples, including his granddaughters. Mr. Allen enjoyed helping out with bingo at the Brattleboro Shrine Hall each Monday. He had bowled at the North Star Bowl for more than 30 years and was a member of one of the original teams in the league, the Haystackers. Mr. Allen was an avid gardener and will be remembered for his fantastic sense of humor, always ready with a joke, and being a great family man who adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He leaves his wife Cammie (Willett) Allen, whom he married at the Jacksonville Community Church on August 19, 1972; sons Mark (Kristina) Allen, of Claremont, NH, and Shawn (Lisa) Allen, of Vernon; daughter Jeanne Allen, of California; sisters Mary Rauschenbach, of Broad Brook, CT, Stella Stevens, of Jacksonville, and Harriet Maynard, of Wilmington; grandchildren Joanna (Jon) Burdick, Nicole (Chris Cole) Martinez, Jennifer Bailey, Elijah Allen, Dalton Allen, and Marissa Alex Allen; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Myron Allen Jr. and Richard Allen.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Allen with Masonic Rites will be held on December 2 at 11 am at the auditorium at Twin Valley Middle High School in Whitingham. Burial will take place in the spring in the Jacksonville Village Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Springfield, MA, in care of the Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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