John Henry Allen, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Saturday, March 9, at home with his family. He was 74. John was born in Boston. He was the son of the late Joseph H. and Helen M. (Lafferty) Allen. John grew up in Dedham and was a graduate of Dedham High School Class of 1954. He was a marketing and computer consultant for Bird and Sons, Fidelity and Kalman Saffron Associates of Newton. John worked for KSA until his retirement in 2004 after 23 years with the company. He loved to travel. He is survived by his wife Barbara A. (Stuart) Allen of Dedham; his children Richard H. Allen of Harleysville, PA., Cynthia M. Allen of Casselbury, FL, Kimberly A. Roschlein of AltaMonte Springs, FL. and his stepdaughter Heather S. Johnson of Chicopee, his grandchildren Kristen and Caitlin Allen, Matthew Roschlein, Brittney, Trevor and Noah Johnson. He is also survived by his cousin Mary Ellen Spence. Visiting hours were held Tuesday, March, 12, from 4 - 8 p.m. at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Funeral service was Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Donations in John's memory may be made to the
, Colon Cancer Research, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA. 01701. For directions or to sign online guest book please visit our website www.folsomfuneral.com
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Published in Daily News Transcript from Mar. 11 to Mar. 18, 2013