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"Up, up the long delirious burning blue; I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.

Where never lark, or even eagle flew; And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high, untrespassed sanctity of space; Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."


Man of Avon: George W. Allen ’69

George W. Allen Jr.

Posted Jan 21, 2020 at 3:01 AM


PUTNEY, VT - It is with heavy hearts we share that our beloved husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend, George W. Allen Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020 surrounded by family and friends at his home in Putney (VT) after a brave battle with brain cancer. George, ever the gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor, remained strong to the very end. He will be missed by many.

George was born in Hartford, CT on July 18, 1950. He lived in East Hartford during his early years and summered in Dennis, MA with his family throughout his youth. He formed numerous lifelong friendships from his Cape summers. George graduated from Avon Old Farms (CT) and moved to Putney to attend Windham College. He earned his BA in English with aspirations to teach. After one week of student teaching in a classroom he reconsidered this choice. Carpentry was his next venture and it stuck with him throughout his life. George worked on many projects in the tri-state area over his long career, but his biggest project was clearing land and building a beautiful home for his family on Bare Hill in Putney. He enjoyed his time in this home photographing sunsets, birds, and animal visitors as well as taking care of the landscape, mostly battling buckthorn. He had boundless energy when it came to this project.

George leaves his wife, Kristin (Deppman) Allen; sons, George W. Allen, III (Jillian) and Benjamin E. Allen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in George’s honor to a charity of your choice that helps children. George felt strongly that no child should suffer and supported many charities dedicated to this cause. We plan to hold a spring celebration of life and will pass along the information when known.


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