Merton's Story

COLUMBIA FALLS - Merton "Skip" C. Allen Jr. passed away at his home in Columbia Falls on February 10, 2015. He was born on July 17, 1943, the son of the late Merton C. Allen Sr. and Marion L. (Foss) Allen of Columbia Falls.

Merton enjoyed working in the woods, but most of all, he loved harvesting his blueberry land. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Formerly, Merton was employed as the president of the Pleasant River Canning Company.

Survivors include his loving wife, Janice M. (Merritt) Allen of Columbia Falls; 2 sons, Michael C. Allen and wife, Gloria Allen, and Robert L. Allen and Gayle Huntley; 1 daughter, Melissa Allen Ramsdell and husband, Dave Ramsdell; 4 grandchildren, Amanda S. Crowley, Chris M. Allen, Noah D. Ramsdell and Griffen A. Ramsdell; 1 brother, Wilbur Allen; his favorite sister-in-law, Jayne Ahrens; several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws; a very special friend, Lorena Batson and his beloved dog, Zoe. Merton was predeceased by both of his parents, Merton C. Allen Sr. and Marion L. (Foss) Allen.

Contributions in remembrance of "Skip" may be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor Boston, MA 02116. Arrangements were made by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Machias.
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