Rodney W. Allen Sr., 90

Rodney Wilber Allen Sr., 90, of Bridgton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway.

Rodney was born Feb. 13, 1923, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Young) Allen.

He was a lifelong resident of Bridgton. He married Harriett York in 1949. He worked for the town of Bridgton for many years and was also a mechanic and carpenter.

He was a member of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association as an owner and trainer of many horses. He served in the United States Army and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.

He is predeceased by his wife, Harriett, who died in 2002; and a son, Paul, who died in 2005.

He is survived by two sons, Rodney Jr. and Jeffery, both of Bridgton; four daughters, Fermina Rankins of Virginia, Elizabeth Macut of Norway, Bonnie Morton of Naples and Bonnita Doherty of Bridgton; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are welcome to a gathering in his memory at the home of his son, Rodney, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Sandy Creek.

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