MORRILL, MAINE___James G. Allen, Jr., 78, of Morrill, formerly of Leicester, Ma., died peacefully with family by his side in his home on Sunday February 21, 2021.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Constance “Connie” M. (Morin) Allen; his children, Christine Allen and her spouse Raye Dene of Smithfield, Maine; Catherine Wailgum and her husband Andrew of Hopkinton, Ma, Celeste Conti and her husband Jonathan of Foxborough, Ma, and James Allen of San Francisco, Ca. His daughter, Candace M. (Allen) Scola died in 2002. He also leaves four grandchildren, Emma Wailgum, Henry Wailgum, Mia Conti and Ella Conti. He was born in Whitinsville, Ma, a son of the late Mary (Talbot) and James G. Allen, Sr. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1960. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1960 and served until November 1963. He lived in Leicester for many years before moving to Maine 19 years ago.
Mr. Allen was a Corrections Officer with the Massachusetts Dept. of Youth Services in Worcester for several years until he retired. Previously, he worked for General Motors in Framingham.
Jim loved hunting and fishing and the great outdoors and will be missed by his four dogs whom gave him immense joy.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 with a Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Church at Holy Family Parish, 35 Hamilton Street, Worcester, Ma. Burial will be in South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Ma. Calling hours in DIRSA -MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton Street, Worcester, Ma, are Wednesday February 24, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.. Current guidelines for capacity, wearing facemasks and social distancing will be followed throughout services. To leave a condolence go to Mr. Allen’s online guestbook at www.worcesterfuneral.com or it can be mailed in care of the funeral home.