Allyn R. Fenn

Allyn R. Fenn, 81, of Bridgton passed away on Feb. 24, 2012.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1931 to Beatrice and Merrill Fenn in Sharon, Conn.

His family moved to Hartford, Conn. for several years, then back to Lakeville, Conn., where he graduated from Housatonic Valley High School. Allyn then enlised in the Air Force, where he was an aircraft mechanic. Upon leaving the Air Force, Allyn returned to Lakeville, where he married Carol McLaughlin, with whom he had two children, Deborah Fenn-Driver and Christopher Fenn.

Allyn designed, sold and serviced pneumatic equipment for the Aro Corporation for 16 years in the New England region. During that time, he was also very active in various civic organizations, helping to raise $60,000 for the school through the community theater, which he helped found. Allyn was very proud to be an early member of the National Ski Patrol System and skied at Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, N.Y. He loved to fish and be outdoors.

In 1980, Allyn moved to Maine to be near his father, who had retired here. In 1983, he met Elizabeth Roth, whom he married. They performed music together for over 25 years as the duo, “Silk & Steel.” Allyn was a very accomplished guitarist, accompanying his rich bass voice on both the six and 12-string guitars. Allyn and Elizabeth performed throughout New England at weddings, fairs, coffeehouses, concerts, private parties and in dining rooms.

His genuine kind nature, warm smile and dry humor will be forever missed.

Allyn is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Bridgton; his former wife, Carol McLaughlin; his two children, Deborah Fenn-Driver and Christopher Fenn; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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