Allen J. Williams 78, of Plainville died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 30, 2021 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, following an illness. He was the beloved husband of Deede M. (Denz) Williams and shared 52 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Kelly N. Williams of Plainville, Sean L. Williams and his wife Stacy of Franklin, Kathleen E. Cardinale and her husband Steven of Hopedale. Also surviving are his grandchildren John A. Casey, Reese M. Williams and Ava L. Williams. Also surviving, his sister Barbara Russell of N. Richland Hills TX, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Lloyd A. Williams and Leone (Kelly) Williams of Malone NY, brother William P. Williams, sister Elizabeth Williams both of Tupper Lake, NY.
Allen was raised and attended high school in Saranac Lake, NY. He loved the Adirondack Mountains and enjoyed hiking, hunting, camping, boating and being in the mountains. He attended Potsdam State University in NY before enlisting in the United States Navy he was honorably discharged in March 1968 and was awarded the Vietnam service medal with two bronze stars.
Allen met the love of his life, Deede Mae in Utica, NY. They married and had three children. Allen completed his education at Syracuse University earning a Bachelors of Science and worked as an Electronics Engineering Manger at several high-tech companies during his career. He moved his family several times over the years while advancing his career from New York to Utah and New Hampshire before settling down in Franklin MA where he resided for 30 years.
Allen was devoted to his family; he enjoyed coaching youth sports, traveling, family vacations, boating, surfing the net, bluegrass concerts, especially Willie Nelson. He was an avid reader and writer, mostly enjoying anything related to history and genealogy. He loved to talk, tell stories and reminisce. He was fond of family road trips on the weekends, which continued with his adored grandchildren. He will be forever missed by his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Tuesday, July 6th, in the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. at 10AM.
Interment with military honors will follow at Shephardville Cemetery, Taunton St. Plainville.
Calling hours are Monday from 5-8PM. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com
Donations in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association 300 5th Ave. Waltham, MA 02451