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ANDOVER: James E. Allen, of Andover, passed away Monday, March 2.

His wife, Patricia A. (Sheary) Allen passed away in 1990. He leaves two sons, James C. Allen of Andover and Garrett S. Allen of Leeds, Maine; a daughter, Liane E. Allen, of Newbury, Vt.; two grandchildren, Natalie Nicholson and Matthew Allen; a brother, George W. Allen of Wilbraham; son-in-law, Andrew Nicholson; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Burrow; and nieces and nephews. He was born in Worcester, son of George W. and Helen (Dolan) Allen, and beloved step-mother, Mary A. (McGrath) Allen.

He graduated from Worcester South High School, where he played varsity baseball. He then graduated from the College of the Holy Cross. James was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

James was an engineer for Raytheon and EG&G Dynatrend Inc. for many years, where he kept the magnetic-levitation train initiative alive, before retiring. He was an avid WWII History buff. He loved spending time at Hampton Beach, and took great joy in watching his grandchildren grow up.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7 in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Published on  March 12, 2015
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