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John E. Allen Jr., 89

WORCESTER - John E. Allen Jr., 89, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the UMass-Memorial Medical Center.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Frances McAuliffe Gilchrist, Dorothy McQuade and Marion Carrigan. He leaves two nephews and a niece.

John was born in Worcester, the son of John E. and Nora (Carroll) Allen and lived here all his life.

John studied classical piano and was a talented and noted pianist. He taught piano for many years at his own studio. He also played in bands for a number of notable singers in the 1950s and 1960s including Bobby Darin.

John was a quiet, humble man and an excellent teacher and musician.

The funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, 40 Temple St., Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 6 to May 8, 2017
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