BRIDGEWATER — Services will be held at the Oak Chapel Church in Bridgewater Center on Friday, March 14 from 3-5pm. for Lawrence Allen, 65, who died at his home on March 7 with his family at his side, after a long illness.
He is survived by his mother Marguerite Allen of Springfield; two daughters, Tina Willey and husband Dennis and Tonia Gates and her husband Ian of Claremont N.H.; one brother Eddie Allen and wife Hilder of Reading; one sister Linda Allen and her husband Rex of South Carolina; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces.
He was predeceased by his father John Allen; stepmother Irene Allen; and one brother Richard Allen.
He always loved camping and he enjoyed oxen, he came from a long line of ox teamsters and worked in the pulling ring at the fairs for many years. He was a member of the New England Ox Teamsters Association.
Donations can be made to the family for help with expenses: Willey P.O. Box 119, Bridgewater, 05034.
This obituary first appeared in the March 13, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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