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Allen, John H.

John Henry Allen,  a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Saturday March 9, 2013, at home with his family.  He was 74.  John was born May 11, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph H. and Helen M. (Lafferty) Allen.  He grew up in Dedham and  graduated with the Dedham High School Class of 1954.  He worked as a marketing and computer consultant for Bird & Sons, Fidelity and Kalman Saffron Associates of Newton where he was employed for 23 years until his retirment in 2004.  John loved to travel, and he was especially fond of racket sports.  He is survived by his wife Barbara A. (Stuart) Allen of Dedham; his children, Richard H. Allen, and his wife Maureen, of Harleysville, PA., Cynthia M. Allen of Casselbury, FL, and Kimberly A. Roschlein, and her husband Jurgen, of Alta Monte Springs, FL; his step-daughter Heather S. Johnson, and her husband Greg, of Chicopee; and his grandchildren Kristen and Caitlin Allen, Matthew  Roschlein, and Brittney, Trevor and Noah Johnson.  He is also survived by his cousins Mary Ellen Spence, Dorothy Price, and Ginny Rasmussen. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013  from 4-8 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at the funeral home.  Burial will be private. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Colon Cancer Research, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA. 01701.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ruth Bilskie
    March 11th, 2013 | 8:42 am

    Rich, Cindy & Kim,

    My thought and prayers are with you all and your families.

  2. Kerry Ryder
    March 11th, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I will always remember our many fun times together talking, dancing, eating. Many political chit chats and lots of laughs. Thank you John, for coming into my friend Barbara’s life and making her so happy. I will miss you…..

  3. Niki French
    March 12th, 2013 | 11:16 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. May John rest in peace. God Bless all of you……

  4. Cheryl Lovely Robbins
    April 12th, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    John was a sweet gentle and kind man.He will be missed.Barbara,I am so glad that you two were able to share a life together. I wish you the best.

  5. January 17th, 2014 | 9:05 am

    Its hard for all of John’s family to see him go at such a young age. Barbara was the good woman Aunt Helen prayed would come into his life.We will all miss him. RIP John.

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