Milestones, Obituaries


GREENSBORO – Roger Phillip Allen, 69, died Thursday, August 19, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington, with family at his bedside.

He was born May 9, 1952, in Hardwick, the son of the late John N. Allen and Vivian (Field) Allen. He attended Greensboro public schools and graduated from Hazen Union in the class of 1971. He was first employed on his parent’s dairy farm in Greensboro for several years. Roger later worked for Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Orleans, McFeeter’s General Store in East Hardwick, Willey’s Store in Greensboro, Stowe Hoff Inn and was an inspector for Tubbs Snowshoes, both in Stowe. He retired in 2004.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in East Hardwick. He loved mowing lawns as a pass time. Roger also enjoyed making wooden toys, his stamp collection and snowshoeing. 

Survivors include six siblings: Janice Carr of St. Albans, Frances Mayhew of Dunham, Quebec, Bernice McCarty of Lyndonville, Lucille Rainville of Franklin, Barbara Choquette of Lakeland, Fla., and David Allen of Greensboro; one aunt, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Fred Allen, in 2007.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of his family. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of East Hardwick. P.O. Box 142, East Hardwick, VT 05836.

Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick, is assisting family with arrangements.

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