Wilbert 'Bill''s Story
- Wilbert 'Bill' Allen, 62, passed away on May 8, 2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Maine. He was born on February 2, 1955 in Rockland Maine to Wilbur Allen and Gladys (Ames) Allen.
Bill grew up in Rockland and moved to Bucksport in 1981 when he started at the Bucksport paper mill where he worked for 33 years until its closing. He was known by his friends and family for his fun-loving sense of humor and his inherent artistic talent. His love for gardening, fishing and carpentry was only outmatched by his adoration for his five grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his daughter Michelle Allen of Orland, and daughter Laura Allen Smith of Bangor, and longtime friend Lorraine Varvaro of Bucksport and her daughter Melissa Nathan of Winterport, sister Hazel Belanger and husband Gary of CT, sister Linda Allen of Rockland, sister Brenda Ferrell of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and his siblings Helen Cushman Cochran, Betty Allen Winchenbaugh, Woodrow L. Cushman and Kenneth Cushaman. A celebration of life will be planned for this summer.
Bill's family would like to express gratitude to the Bucksport ambulance crew for their support over the last year and to the caring and compassionate nurses especially in the ICU at EMMC for their incredible care.
Published on  May 26, 2017