|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2008|
New Hampshire, USA
Duane Divoll Allen Jr., died at his home after losing his battle with cancer.
He was the son of Duane Divoll and Clarissa Mary (Converse) Allen. He grew up in North Springfield and had resided in Cornish (NH) since 1958.
Duane was a graduate of Springfield High School in the class of 1948 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the United States Army.
He worked as a machinist at Bryant Grinder Corporation in Springfield for nearly 15 years and for Rachel Tenney Chicken Farm on the River Road in West Claremont for several years.
Duane moved to Cornish in 1958, where he took up his love of dairy farming when he purchased the Lockwood Farm on Burr Road, where he remained until his death.
He was a former 4-H leader, Cornish Fair director, where he headed up the vegetable and forage departments, a volunteer in the Cornish Fire Department from 1963, serving as Chief from 1973 to 1982, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1201, a member of the Farm Bureau, and the American Legion Post 25 of Windsor.
Duane married his wife, Evelyn R. (Smith) Allen, June 3, 1950, and she died Sept. 2, 1995.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Michael Allen; five brothers, Dennis Allen, Albert Allen, Claude Allen, and Harley Allen as well as an infant brother (1920) who left us before he was named; and two sisters, Lillian Hill and Esther Lord.
The surviving family includes his second wife, Marie Jeanne (Larocque) Perron Allen, whom he married March of 1996; one daughter, Linda R. Rice and her husband, Bob of Cornish; one granddaughter, Cara Decato and her husband, Tom of Cornish; one very special great-granddaughter, Rebecca Rumrill, of Cornish; six step-children, Roger Perron and his wife, Linda of Claremont, Gerald Perron of Claremont, Lisa Russell and her husband, Randy of Claremont, Norman Perron and his wife, Terry Lord of Florida, Muriel Strout and her husband, Skip of Florida, and Susan Hill and her husband, Gary of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in Edminster Cemetery in Cornish, NH.
Duane Divoll Allen (1892 - 1963)
Clarissa Mary Converse Allen (1897 - 1988)
Evelyn Ruth Smith Allen (1931 - 1995)
Dennis Oel Allen (1915 - 1998)*
Albert Walter Allen (1916 - 1963)*
Lillian Alice Allen Hill (1918 - 1996)*
Baby Allen (1920 - 1920)*
Esther Flora Allen Lord (1922 - 2004)*
Claude Francis Allen (1925 - 1986)*
Harland Birdsey Allen (1928 - 1975)*
Duane Divoll Allen (1930 - 2008)
New Hampshire, USA
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