David A. Allen; "Chico" 61

David A. 'Chico' Allen; 61

ASHBY -- David A. "Chico" Allen, 61, a longtime resident of Ashby, MA, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster, after a six month illness, surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves one son, David Allen, of Fitchburg; two daughters, Sara Allen of Fitchburg, and Ann-Marie Huot, and her husband, Rodney, of Athol, MA; his father, William F. Allen, of Ashby, MA; one brother, Mitchell Allen, and his wife, Lois, of Fitchburg; two sisters, Debra Gaffney of Leominster, and Sharon Allen of Ashby; and four grandchildren, Morgan and Jayden Huot and Jada and Jailene Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.

David was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Allen was a Roofer for Bedard Roofing Co. in Ashby, for 30 years.

He was a member of the Fitchburg Rod & Gun Club, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and artistry. He was known to be very handy.

He was born in Fitchburg, MA, on September 18, 1951, a son of the late Margaret G. (Hanley) Allen.

ALLEN -- Funeral Services and Interment are private. There are no calling hours. A Celebration of Life and Benefit will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m., at the Fitchburg Rod & Gun Club, Richardson Rd., Ashby, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Amputee Coalition, 900 East Hill Ave., Suite 290, Knoxville, TN 27915 or see www.amputee-coalition.org. The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, MA is directing Funeral arrangements. See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.

Funeral Home

Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home
243 Water Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-4151

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 28, 2013