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Allen D. Smith

New London, Connecticut

Dec 16, 1953 – May 25, 2020 (Age 66)


December 16, 1953
May 25, 2020
New London, Connecticut


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Byles Memorial Home - New London Obituary

Gales Ferry- Allen Dean Smith, 66, of Gales Ferry, passed away on May 25, 2020.

He was born on December 16, 1953 in New London, the son of Paul L. Smith and Ellen D. (Stoddard) Smith.

On October 18th, 1986 he married Elizabeth (Thomson) Smith, of Gales Ferry; they were together for over 33 years.

Allen worked as a telephone technician for several businesses including AZ Corp. prior to his retirement.

Al was a loving father and an avid outdoorsman; his favorite pass times were fishing, hunting and observing the natural world around him. An accomplished handyman and mechanic, he spent much of his time working with his hands and passing on his knowledge to family and friends. With such knowledge he and his wife built their own house; a beautiful log cabin to keep nature around them always.

Allen is survived by his mother Ellen D Smith; his wife Elizabeth Smith, both of Gales Ferry, CT; his two sons Paul Smith, of Preston, CT and Patrick Smith, of Groton, CT;  two brothers and four sisters.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic services are private. A celebration of Allen’s Life will be held in the future.

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Dear Liz and family, I just read that Allen died. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Although I didn't know Allen very well, as your former neighbor, co-worker, and friend I just wanted to send my condolences and prayers for comfort to you and your boys. Hope you continue to stay well during these crazy times.

Liz and family---I'm so sorry to hear about Al's passing. It was a pleasure to know him and work for him. He really was a good guy.