Dr. Donald E. Allen

STANDISH — Dr. Donald Elliott Allen, 80, of Standish, died on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Barron Center in Portland following a brief illness.

He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 24, 1930, the son of the late Frederick Hadley Jr. and Jean (Malven) Allen. Dr. Allen was a graduate of Mt. Hermon Academy in Northfield, Mass., and began furthering his education at Cornell University, eventually earning his bachelor’s degree at Ohio State. Upon completion of his undergraduate work, he returned to Cornell at which time he received his medical degree and subsequently served an internship at Cincinnati General Hospital. He then entered the U.S. Navy and served his country as a physician while stationed at Treasure Island, Calif., and Iwakuni, Japan.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved his family to Maine where he opened a general practice in Standish that continued for five years. Deciding to specialize in the medical profession he continued his education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he earned a degree in the field of plastic surgery. In 1969 he moved his family back to Maine where he opened a practice in the Portland area until his retirement in August of 1987.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He shared 53 years of marriage with Nancy (Gerrie) Allen of Standish.

In addition to his wife, family survivors include their five children, Susan Buckland of Damariscotta, Jeffrey Allen of Cumberland, Kathleen Verrill of South Hiram, Debra Sawyer of North Carolina and Gregory Allen of Massachusetts; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Frederick Hadley Allen III of Illinois; and a sister, Nancy Jean Rupke of Wisconsin.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. A service of Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham; for online condolences, please visit their website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04101.

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