Robert C. Allen, age 88

of Braintree

Robert C. Allen, age 88

Robert C. Allen, age 88, a lifelong resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Alliance Health at Braintree.

Robert was born in Medford, to the late Leslie C. and Edna F. (Jordan) Allen. Raised in Braintree, he was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1950, and later attended Wentworth Institute in Boston.

Robert was proud to have served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and received the Korean Service Medal w/1 Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

Robert was a naval designer and had worked at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy for both the Bethlehem Steel Company and General Dynamics for many years. After the shipyard closed, he worked for the C.D.I. Marine company in Norwell and SupShips in South Boston for several years.

He loved animals and was dedicated to his family.

Beloved husband for sixty-five years of Adrienne M. (Rowe) Allen.

Devoted father of Beth A. Herlihy of Braintree.

Loving grandfather of Alison Herlihy and her husband Gary Morin, Jr. of Rockland.

The last of three siblings, Robert was predeceased by Earle and James Allen, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, Robert’s interment, with military honors, will take place privately at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts Humane Society, Inc., P.O. Box 850177, Braintree, MA 02185-0177.


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