Obituaries

Allen, Ralph

February 17th, 2011

Ralph A. Allen, age 80, of Salem, MA and Ft. Myers, FL, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died February 17, 2011.

Beloved husband of Lorraine E. (Manson) Allen, devoted father of Richard & Carol-Ann Allen of North Andover, Linda & Vincent Scifo of Wilmington, and Robert & Robert Soucy of Salem, MA, loving grandfather of Sarah Parker & her husband John of Wilmington, Rebecca Allen of North Andover, Allea Scifo & Vincent Scifo, Jr. both of Wilmington, and great-grandchildren Jake & Ethan Parker, and Sam Kester, cherished son of the late Arthur & Constance (McClellan) Allen, dear brother of Raymond Allen & his wife Phyllis of Wilmington, Lois Smyth and her late husband Alexander of Deland, FL, and the late Reed Allen & his wife Janet.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service in the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, Monday, February 21st at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, February 20th from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the Wilmington Congregational Church or to a Charity of your choice.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Allen, Ralph”

  1. Janet Burke says:

    Mrs. Allen, Richie, Linda, Bobby and your families; my sincerest sympathy for your loss. May your memories of Ralph be of comfort to you.

  2. John Murphy says:

    Lorraine:
    So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a long time friend. I have many fond memories of my visits to his barber shop. We traded local information. Had a lot of laughs. I wish I could be in Wilmington for the services. My condolences to your family. Ralph was a good guy. I’m glad I knew Ralph Allen.
    With sadness, John & Alice Murphy

  3. Beatrice & Vernon Randell says:

    Our condolences to Lorraine and family. We shared many memories of our years together in Wilmington.

  4. The Warren-Sica Family says:

    Lorraine & Family -

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  5. The McCarten Family says:

    Our sincere condolences regarding your family’s loss. May the good times and memories you have help you through this time of sorrow.

  6. John Lippiello says:

    We are sorry for you loss and our prayers are with you.

  7. Steve Gerhartz says:

    My condolences to the Allen family and friends. A major part of my growing up occurred in Ralph’s barber shop. Whether it was reading the latest Archie or Superman comic book or MAD magazine or sitting in the chair and talking to Ralph about whatever the subject of the day may have been, I have many fond memories of him. He was always in a good humor, had a smile on his face and was a kind and gentle man who was always glad to see you. He was a Wilmington treasure that will surely be missed by all those who’s lives he touched.

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