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Albert "Buddy" E. Allen
  • May 10, 1916
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  • November 14, 2014

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Albert Edward “Buddy” Allen passed away on Friday November 14, 2014. Buddy was with his loving and wonderful wife of sixty seven years, Mary Jo when the lord called him home. Buddy lived a long, happy, interesting and healthy life. He will be remembered fondly by the many people he touched during his life. He was born in the Bronx, New York on May 10, 1916 to Harriett Thomas and Albert J. Allen. He grew up in the Bronx with his brother, Edward. He was a graduate of the New York City School System. He volunteered to serve our country when he joined the United States Army in 1940. He served in Europe in the Normandy invasion, Battle of the Bulge, Antwerp X and the occupation of Germany. Like many of his generation he returned to New York City to restart civilian life in August 1945. He married Mary Jo Sheehan on September 13, 1947. Together Buddy and Mary Jo had five children. Pattie Mattern, husband Robert, Richard Allen, wife Carole, Veronica Bacharde, husband John, Albert Allen, wife Catharine and Nancy Petronchak, husband Ross. Buddy and Mary Jo have eight grandchildren, Joseph, John, Jamie, Sean, Brian, Roth, JP and Colleen and five great grandchildren; Kylie, Madalyn, Emily,  Ethan and Annabelle. Buddy and Mary Jo raised their family in Monmouth County, New Jersey where Buddy served as an elected official on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1968 through 1973.  He was past commander of VFW Post 2179 Middletown, NJ.  After retirement in 1992 as President of Fresh Farms Supermarkets they moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He loved his family and life and the good that America stands for and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A visitation will be held from 3-5PM, Tuesday, at the Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach.  Funeral Services will be conducted 11AM , Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at All Souls Catholic Church, 3280 W. State Road 46, Sanford, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of All Souls Catholic Church, Sanford or the Salvation Army.    A visitation will be held from 3-5PM, Tuesday, at the Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. Funeral Services will be conducted 11AM , Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at All Souls Catholic Church, 3280 W. State Road 46, Sanford, Florida.

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  1. Rob MacNeil says:
    19 Nov 2014
    Mary Jo and family I'm sorry about the loss of Buddy. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with such a kind gentlemen at Food Circus and Fresh Farm. Meeting and talking with Buddy, you would never know of his WW II accomplishments. Mary Jo, I never knew that you and Buddy have the same wedding anniversary date as mine 9-13. Except I was born a yr later 1948. I will keep Buddy in my prayers. As you grow older you realize of all the people you meet in live there is a handful that have an effect on you. Buddy was one of the handful.

  2. joe and sandie says:
    18 Nov 2014
    We are saddened by the news of Buddy's passing. Thankful that we had an opportunity to know him. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy of family and friends which made him a truly rich person. Allen family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will think of Buddy often. Love Joe and Sandie

  3. Kathie Rosar says:
    18 Nov 2014
    Sending thoughts and prayers to all the "Allen Family" during this difficlut time. I spent so much time at your Willow Ave home - I feel like part of the family. I will always remember Mr Allen's kindness to me and the love he showed to all. RIP "Buddy" you will be missed. Love Kathie

  4. Maureen Donohue says:
    17 Nov 2014
    Saddened to hear of Mr. Allen's passing. Always considered Mr. & Mrs. Allen as extended family. I remember how he convinced mom and dad to try camping. He came to our rescue when we were ill-equipped to deal with the rain on our first outing!! Such wonderful memories of all the times our families spent together. Sending loving prayers to all of his family.

  5. Tommy Donohue says:
    17 Nov 2014
    Rest in Peace Mr. Allen. May the smile of God light you to glory. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

  6. susan quinn says:
    17 Nov 2014
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and dad. We will keepmyou all inour thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Susan, Bruce and Grace

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