George J. Allen

Mansfield, Connecticut

Jan 25, 1944 – Jan 4, 2021 (Age 76)


January 25, 1944
January 4, 2021
Mansfield, Connecticut


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George J. Allen, of Mansfield CT, died on January 4, 2021 after battling pancreatic cancer for a year and a half. He spent his youth on Long Island then attended the College of the Holy Cross (B.S), Boston College (M.A.) and the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana (Ph.D. in clinical...

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George was an outstanding psychologist who made enormous contributions to the field and his important work of relieving human suffering will live on through his students. He was a great classmate at BC and a good friend for all of our lives.

George will be dearly missed. I am so grateful for his teaching and mentorship that instilled in me a curiosity about the world, an aim to understand without spin the world's challenges and triumphs, and a passion to help people make our world a better place. I carry the lessons he taught me each day as I try to pass forward the impact he had on my life for my students. Thank you George.

Such a great man with a big heart and a warm smile. My condolences to his family.

George was a kind and caring person who was instrumental in my success at UCONN. He was tireless in his efforts to support his students and remained approachable and humble despite his multiple accomplishments. My sincere condolences to his family.

George was an incredible mentor whose wisdom has stayed with me through the years and continues to guide me both in my work and in my day-to-day life. He was generous with his time and his warmth in addition to his wisdom and I am thankful that he shared his gifts with me --it was an honor to be his student. I offer my condolences to his family and to all of those who mourn him.

George was a wonderful friend, mentor, and colleague. He was kind, caring, and loving. I love and miss him greatly, and I send my love to Lynne and the rest of his family.

George was a wonderful teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend. His life touched mine as it did so many: his legacy is both lasting and far-reaching. He would love that this condolence page links to evidence-based information about grieving and loss, and I personally appreciate that one of the suggested donations in his name is to the PSC fund - he was always a great supporter to both research and practice. I will miss him, and my thoughts are with Lynne and all of his family.

I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was truly a special person, who made a huge difference in the lives of many people, and he will be missed.

George was my major advisor when I was pursuing my PhD at UConn, from 1982 - 1987. His supportive advising was instrumental in getting through the process. He helped every step of the way with getting my masters and doctoral projects done.

But even more than that, George was a friend and just a really nice person. ...

I am so sorry to hear about George’s passing. He was by far my most important influence and mentor. He was a perfect blend of supportive, uplifting, encouraging , rigorous and tough. He was not afraid to show his own vulnerabilities which enhanced the delicate teaching of psychotherapy in which he was so engaged. He lives on in the work of so many of his students.