Jeffrey Allen, 67

Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey Allen

WATERFORD — Jeffrey Allen, 67, of Waterford, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at home with his wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1948, a son of Rex and Geraldine (Gallaway) Allen. Raised in Lovell, he graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1966 and attended the Auburn School of Commerce. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam in a combat engineering unit. Upon returning home in 1970, he married Barbara MacDonald of Waterford (formerly of Arlington, Mass.) and they settled in Waterford to raise their family.

Jeff was a hardworking and conscientious man. Over the years, he worked for Cianbro, C.N. Brown and PK Construction. For over 20 years, he transported manufactured homes throughout New England for the local modular home companies, a job he truly loved. He eventually started his own business, Northern Home Transport, which he ran successfully for several years before retirement. He also enjoyed working in the woods, and spent many winters logging small woodlots in the Waterford area.

Jeff enjoyed playing guitar, in addition to fishing, camping, history and reading. He enjoyed cruises to various ports of call, as well as recent vacations to Quebec City and Prince Edward Island.

Quiet and thoughtful, Jeff enjoyed nothing more than sitting down and talking with family and friends. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, and he was the best grandfather anyone could hope for. He loved to play guitar with his grandson, and would just as happily be a client at his young granddaughters’ “spa.” He instilled in his children and grandchildren the values of honesty, integrity, love of family, an appreciation for music, and, ultimately, bravery in the face of adversity.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Waterford; daughters Lori Allen of Maynard, Mass. and Kimberly Bernero of Upton, Mass.; three grandchildren; sisters Jane Perry of South Paris, Jeannie Nelson of Winslow and Joanne Allen of Bowdoin; and many nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Nancy Barker; and brother Neil Allen.

Condolences and tributes may be expressed at www.chandlerfunerals.com

Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Pulpit Rock Cemetery in Waterford.

In lieu of flowers, for those who desire, please make a donation in Jeff’s memory in celebration of the Stephens Memorial Hospital staff c/o Development Office, 181 Main Street, Norway, ME 04268.

Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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