OBITUARY

Clayton Allen

May 19, 1917October 20, 2012
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Clayton Allen, of Sudbury, died at his residence Saturday, October 20, 2012 following a period of declining health. He was 95 and the husband of June (Figley) Allen for 66years. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, May 19, 1917, he was the son of the late Frederick G. and Ila M. (Bunzey) Allen. He was raised and educated in Binghamton, New York and held an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed at IBM until he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps following the attack at Pearl Harbor. Trained as a Navigator, Bombardier and Gunner in a Martin B 26 Marauders flying 50 missions over enemy occupied Europe in WWII. Mr. Allen was highly decorated by the Army Air Force and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as the Air Medal 8 times. He also received the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the American Defense Service Medal, and the American Campaign Metal. He was twice awarded the Euro-Africa-Mid East Campaign Metal, the World War II Victory and National Defense Service Medals and the Air Force Longevity Service Award no less than 5 times. Beyond WWII Mr. Allen served his country in the Air Force from 1947 to 1963 and was discharged as a Lt. Colonel. Colonel and Mrs. Allen moved to Sudbury in 1960 and he became employed for a time with Sylvania and later with Raytheon for 18 years as a Program Manager, retiring in 1982. Active in his community on various levels. He was named Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1995; the Sudbury Grange Citizen of the Year in 1997; and received the Sudbury Volunteer Award in 2003.He served as Grand Marshall of both the Memorial Day and Fourth of July Parades. He was an avid photographer and especially enjoyed photographing weddings. He was a late member of the VFW’s Lt. Scott Milley Post # 8771 and the American Legion Post # 191 in Sudbury. In addition to his wife, June, he is survived by his children; Nancy J. Holland and her husband, William, of Mt. Vernon, Maine; Judith A. Robert of Belchertown, MA; Charles L. Allen of Bellingham, MA and David R. Allen and his wife, Catherine, of Gahanna, Ohio. He also leaves his grandchildren; Nathan Holland of Beverly, MA, Jessica Hathaway and her husband, Kevin, of New London, NH; William Allen of Gahanna, Ohio and Dierdre Allen of KY. He was predeceased by his siblings, Richard and Jerry Allen. Funeral Services will be held Sat., Oct. 27 at 11:00 am at the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Rd., Rt. 20, Sudbury, followed by United States Air Force Honors at New Town Cemetery, Sudbury. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Donations in Clay’s memory should be made to and local veterans group.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Clayton Allen

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Michael Coutu

November 1, 2012

So sad to hear of Clay's passing. Sudbury has lost one of it's finest!
My sympathy to June and the Allen family

October 27, 2012

i'm sorry for your loss clay was a nice man, I like seeing you june and clay at the senior center

claire and Lorraine wigandt

October 27, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Love,

Judy & Brian Hathaway

October 26, 2012

June, sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Clay's and your family. May peace and blessings be yours in your future life.
Cora Clarke

Ellen Kelly Linn

October 26, 2012

I am so sorry to her of your loss. I still treasure the wedding pictures that Clay took of our wedding in 1974. He was a wonderful man and a great neighbor who used to come down Newbridge Road and plow our driveway after snowstorms. Rest in peace, it's well deserved.

October 26, 2012

June, I'm so sorry. Looks like you and I are sharing the same feelings right now. I'll be thinking of you this weekend and will talk soon. In deepest sympathy, Dot Wright

Christina Finelli

October 25, 2012

My condolences to June and the entire Allen family on your loss. Clay was truly one of the Greatest Generation.

Donna Kruse

October 25, 2012

Thank you Clay for all of your service.
I will miss your warm smile and twinkle in your eye. You and June have done so much for our town.You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my dear friend.

October 25, 2012

June and "famly" you are in our prayers. Clay was one of a kind man, we are so lucky to have been in his (your) world.
Love The Lupien's
Mark, Marie, Lyn & Cindy

October 24, 2012