David H. Allen Sr.
FARMINGTON -- David H. Allen Sr., 82, longtime Livermore Falls businessman, died on December 19, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
He was born April 7, 1929 in Rumford, the son of Stuart and Frances (McLeod) Allen. He was a 1946 graduate of Mexico High School.
Dave joined the U.S. Navy serving from 1946 to 1948 during W.W.II. When he returned from the military, he continued his education in radio and television in Boston and also participated in the semipro football league in Mexico.
On February 12, 1949, he married his wife of 60 years, Birdena “Dena” Bourdeau. She passed away August 23, 2009. They moved to Livermore Falls where Dave and Dena owned and operated Allen’s TV for over 50 years.
He was a life member of the AmVets Post # 33 in Jay and the Kiwanis Club in Livermore Falls. Dave was always supportive of his boys, David, Steve and Richie. He was always at their sporting events and never missed a game and his support continued on with his grandchildren.
David was an avid New England sports fans, and especially enjoyed the Celtics basketball. He enjoyed times with family and friends, fishing, going out for breakfast at the local restaurants and hanging out in the shop with his son, David. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his family and the community.
He is survived by his three sons, David H. Allen, Jr. and his wife, Teri of Readfield, and their children, Heidi, David, Duncan, Emily and Chloe, Steve Allen of Livermore Falls and his children, Nissa and Brandon, and Richard Allen and his wife, Pam of Mexico, and their children, Jessica, Lucas and Devon; seven great-grandchildren, Alex, Noah, Elijah, Elana, Izraelle, Amara and Madeline; and his brother, Donald Allen of Lincoln.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Allen; and his sister, Kathleen Gilbert.