On May, 2021, just a few weeks before his 95th birthday, Allen Greenough died peacefully after a brief illness at Fawcett Memorial Hospital with his loving wife of 72 years Barbara, and family by his side. Allen’s early fascination with flight led to his first solo flight as a pilot at the age of sixteen and on May 9, 2021, Allen took to the skies once again and continued up to the Heavens with his mother, father, and his six other siblings were patiently waiting to welcome Allen into their loving arms.
Allen’s younger years and early schooling were in Sheldon Springs, VT and then to high school at BFA in St. Albans while working part time at Nate’s, a clothing store on Main Street in St. Albans. Allen then enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943 and spent time in Germany during the Allied Occupation. Allen was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned home to finish high school at BFA. Allen married Barbara Griffin RN in 1949, and he graduated from UVM in 1950. A favorite pastime for Allen was to take his young and grown family on vacation trips to various campgrounds, and to fit in some golf when possible. In 1957, Allen and his family moved to Massachusetts, where he began a long and successful career in the insurance industry. Allen also attended night school at New England Law in Boston for a few years and graduated with a law degree in 1964 with his wife Barbara and their 5 young children in attendance. Later in 1964, the family moved back to Vermont where Allen served as District Manager for the insurance company he was employed with until his retirement many years later. In 1993, Allen and Barbara retired to Southwest Florida where Allen enjoyed being a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Elks, where he and Barbara enjoyed many evenings of dining and dancing to his favorite big band music of the 40’s.
Allen is survived by his loving wife Barbara, their six children (Judith, James, Todd, Karen, Gary, and Mark), eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews. Allen is predeceased by his parents and his six siblings (Norman, Helen, Bill, Molly, Ruth, and Ann).
Allen was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed by all who loved him and by all of those who lives he touched throughout the years. To quote a heartwarming verse: “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear”. Allen remains forever in our hearts. You may share a memory with the family at www.legacy.com.
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