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Everett S. Allen

September 16, 1920 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 100)

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West Brookfield - Everett S. Allen, 100, of West Brookfield died on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer.

 

He leaves his sister, Bernice Buckley of Manchester, NH and his good friend and caregiver, Marion E. Gagnon of West Brookfield and her family, as well as his nieces, nephews and cousins.  Everett was predeceased by his wife, Blanche I. (Pratt) Allen in 2017 and his brother, William H. Allen in 2021.  He was born in Portsmouth, NH son of the late Walter  E. and Anna B. (Bartlet) Allen.

 

Everett served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was held as a Prisoner of War.  He earned the European Theater of Operations (ETO) Service Medal Ribbon with two bronze Battle Stars and was proud of his POW 50 Year Medal.  When Everett returned from the war he worked as a Machinist at Warren Pumps for 24 years, before retiring in 1985.

 

He was a member of First Congregational Church of West Brookfield and the Bay Path Masonic Lodge, joining in 1942 and was the oldest past Master of the Lodge at his passing.  

 

A Funeral Service for Everett will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10AM  in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 E. Main Street in West Brookfield.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 5 to 7PM in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 E. Main Street in West Brookfield.  Burial with Military Honors and a Masonic Evergreen Service will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, in West Brookfield following the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Brookfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 540, West Brookfield, MA 01585.

 

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Services

Calling Hours
Tuesday
September 14, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

10:00 AM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Burial with Military Honors
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Pine Grove Cemetery
Church St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Masonic Service
Wednesday
September 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Pine Grove Cemetery
Church St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Donations

West Brookfield Rescue Squad, Inc.
P.O. Box 540, West Brookfield MA 01585

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