John Kenneth Allen

John Kenneth Allen

WARDSBORO- John Kenneth Allen, 70,  died unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, November 24. He was born on September 9, 1950.
Mr. Allen’s biggest passion in life was golf. He was a long-time member of the Pine Grove Springs Country Club. He took pride in organizing and participating in the annual MS tournament with his friend and brother Bruce. Mr. Allen also enjoyed playing his guitar. He found joy in plowing and mowing with his grandson. He also took much pride in the various carpentry jobs that he had done.
Mr. Allen’s most important aspect of his life was the very large family that he had and loved. He was looking forward to the birth of his new grandson and his first great-grandson.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Negra; best friends and brothers Gene VanSevern and Chris Strouse; and best friend Chuck French. He leaves behind a very large family: his loving wife of 49 years, Joanne; longtime friend Laurie; son John and his wife Shauna; daughter Melissa and her husband Joel; son Dylan and his wife Erika; daughter Jessica and her husband Alex; daughter Tiffany and her friend Darren; daughter Christina and her fiancé Johnny; daughter Danielle and her cat Pixie; and son Greg and his wife Tracy. 
He also leaves his most prized family: grandchildren Ivy, Brittany, Allison, Carter, Elizabeth, Katherine, Kaleb, Tyler, Joe, Michael, Allie, and baby Wismann due in February; and great-grandbaby Elijah also due in February; and a sister, Maggie Johnson.
He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Harley and Gizmo, and the cats that he swore he did not want but loved nonetheless, Bullseye, Bella, and Pixie.
Funeral services will be held at the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home on Friday, December 11, at 2 pm. Please follow all state guidelines for COVID safety. We will be asking all attendees to wear a mask. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the National MS Society, the foundation John spent each year helping, care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.  
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