Allen V. Aldrich

Cranford, New Jersey

Mar 10, 1942 – Dec 23, 2019 (Age 77)


March 10, 1942
December 23, 2019
Cranford, New Jersey


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Allen V. Aldrich
Owned concrete and paving company; Korean War veteran
Allen V. Aldrich, 77, of Cranford, N.J., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 2019, at home. Born in Hillsborough, N.H., he lived in New Jersey since 1963.
Mr. Aldrich was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. A concrete and paving contractor, he began his career with Cardell, Inc. Keasbey, N.J., and was later the co-owner of Al-Lee Contractors, Sayreville, N.J., and the owner and founder of Aldrich Concrete and Paving, Old Bridge.
He was a parishioner of St. Helen's RC Church, Westfield, and was a longtime member and president of the American Indian Association.
While growing up in New Hampshire, he enjoyed building and racing race cars. He was a member of VFW Post 335, Cranford and enjoyed fishing, gardening and fixing things.
He was never without a smile or a laugh, and will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his daughters, Diane McCaffrey and her husband, Tom of Spotswood, N.J., and Maureen Witt and her husband, Tom of Kearny, N.J.; five grandchildren, TJ, Haylee, Travis, Dominic and Trayton; one great-granddaughter, Addison; his brother, Donald and his wife, Millie and niece, Janet; his sister, Suzanne and nephews, Kevin and Ricky.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Gray Funeral Home, Cranford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Friday at St. Helen's Church, Westfield. Interment will follow at Brig. Gen. W.C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.

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Sandy. Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry sorry of the passing of your beloved husband. God's Blessings always.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loved and deepest condolences are extended to you. Something that's helped me through the death of loved ones is to reflect on 1 Corinthians 15:26.