AUGUSTA - Norman Walker Allen, 87, of Kittredge Street, died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at the Maine Veterans Home after a long illness.
Born in Lisbon Falls on Oct. 8, 1917, he was the firstborn son of Osmond and Gladys (Walker) Allen.
Norman was a graduate of Cony High School (1935) and served in the Army Air Corps, European Theater, during World War II.
He was employed by Central Maine Power Company for 42 years. Since he was a young boy, he was a devoted and committed member of St. Barnabas Church.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers Royce and Warren Allen, and a son Timothy.
A devout believer in his God and his Lord, this gentle man will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 59 years, Edna M. (Speck) Allen; two sons, David Allen of Augusta, and James Allen and his wife Lorrie of Bangor; two daughters, Elisabeth Vautier and her husband John of Augusta, and Kathleen and Tim Defilipp of Westbrook; seven grandchildren, Kelly and Jeffrey Dowling, Kyleen, Ryan and Ross Allen, John Vautier, and Eric Allen; a foster grandson, Raymond Perkins and his wife Rachel; two foster great-grandchildren, Olivia and Aaron Perkins; two brothers Lawrence Allen of Augusta and Donald Allen and his wife Joan of Bar Harbor; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visiting hours. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Barnanbas Church, 60 Bangor St., Augusta, on Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Richard Bamforth will officiate. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Barnabas Church.
A special thank-you is extended by Norman's family to all his friends for their love and support at this difficult time. We would also like to thank the staff at the Maine Veterans Home for their care and compassion for us and for Norman while he was a resident there.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta.