Bradford Dean Allen, 70, of Georgetown and formerly of Lynn, died in the early morning on April 8, 2021 from Covid complications. His passing was eased by the loving presence of family holding his hands by his side.
As of March 21 he was married 42 years to his wife, Donna, years in which they had many outside adventures. Brad was an avid diver, lobsterman, clam digger, boater and sportsman. Together, they were an unstoppable cribbage team as well. He supported her through cancer lovingly and without complaint such that she lives in remission today.
Brad was a professional machinist for over 42 years at General Electric in Lynn, taking great pride in his work. While working there he belonged to many sports teams including GE golf leagues, softball, bowling and horseshoes where he enjoyed the company of good friends.
A steward of nature, he was very knowledgeable about plant and animal species. Feeding and observing the song birds in his backyard gave him great joy. The neighborhood turkeys are surely looking for him. With a keen eye for detail, a walk through the woods with Brad was like taking a wilderness class. He had a profound respect for the earth which will continue to inspire others. A proud and supportive father, Brad’s love of the natural world is surpassed only by the intense love he kept for his family. Many mornings have been spent drilling holes in ice, rowing out to a quiet spot on the pond or ocean to fish with his kids. He particularly loved playing darts, pool, golfing, fishing, and bowling with his son and best friend, Scott.
He was a man of many hats and loved to tinker around in his backyard and home. He had many ‘new’ lawnmowers over the years, all of which he found and repaired. Brad enjoyed conversation with all who were open to having one. He was a lover of laughter and seeing smiles on people’s faces as he spoke with them. He fondly told his life stories with his family, nieces and nephews, who attentively listened, and he always loved hearing their version of him.
Brad was an avid follower of ‘The Curse of Oak Island’. As a former mason, the history, mystery and the people who worked the island over the years intrigued him deeply. Now he knows the truth.
Brad is survived by his wife, Donna; his son, Scott, daughter, Amy, and her husband, Ryan, sister and brother-in-law, Janis and Robert Sullivan, of Eliot, ME, as well as several nieces, nephews, loving friends and extended family. He rejoins his dearly departed parents, Wallace and Adele, brother, Bruce, and Henry.
Out of concern for the covid pandemic, services will be held privately at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Brad’s name to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust at www.mcht.org.
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