John E. Allen | Obituaries

January 16, 1944 — July 29, 2017

HUDSON FALLS — John E. Allen, 73, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital after suffering from many health conditions.

Born on Jan. 16, 1944 in Glens Falls, he is the son of the late John C. Allen and Helen (Morphis) Reed.

On April 4, 1970, John married the love of his life, Shirley A. LaVigne, always saying that was the best day of his life. John and Shirley were inseparable from the day they met. They enjoyed doing everything together. Shirley was the best caregiver for John, as he had a lot of health challenges for many years. She stood by his side until he went with the Lord.

John was so proud of his children and always supported them in everything they did. He wanted to do so much with them, even if he physically could not. He cherished his grandchildren very much and had a special connection with his grandson Bobby. Like John, Bobby has many health challenges and John was always very concerned for him. John had a heart of gold and always told you how he felt. He was very caring, compassionate, honest and sentimental. His wife Shirley is the same, making them the perfect match.

He loved going to Hampton Beach from the time he met Shirley. John enjoyed wrestling, loved listening to the ‘60s oldies music and reminiscing about his earlier years, following the teams of his son and son-in-law and getting hats for each of them and, most of all, spending time with his family.

John loved making people laugh and always spoke his mind. He loved going out to restaurants and to see movies.

He was a very proud communicant of St. Michael’s the Archangel in South Glens Falls.

There was never a moment John didn’t have a job. Early in life, he worked at DeLongs Dairy and the Lake George Police Department. John worked 27 years for Scott Paper as a forklift operator and…

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