DETROIT - Joseph F. Allen Jr., 69, died peacefully Dec. 5, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Norton, Mass., son of Joseph and Florence (Dorothy) Allen Sr.
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He graduated from Bristol County Agricultural High School in 1961 and received a degree in accounting from Husson University, Bangor. He married Bette Worthington in 1963 and together raised their family. Joe enjoyed farming and discussing politics. He loved competitive bowling and horseshoe tournaments.
He is survived by his sons, Glenn Allen and wife, Carrie Moulton, of Oakland, Calif., Todd Allen and wife, Margaret, of Dixmont, and Nathan Allen of Portland; grandchildren, Lillie, Carlton, Courtney, Benjamin and Olivia; mother, Florence Allen; and siblings, Walter and wife, Debbie, Stuart, Joyce, Gary and Janice. He was predeceased by his wife, Bette Allen; father, Joseph Allen Sr.; and brother, Ronald.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Clement Cemetery, River Road, Detroit, with the Rev. Andrew Gibson officiating. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit
Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 7, 2012