Michael Allen, 78, of Hopkinton passed away March 11. He was born in Jamaica, New York, and was the son of the late Geroge and Elizabeth (Berthney) Allen. He was the loving husband of 54 years to Maria (Aragon) Allen.
Michael proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid gardener and runner, having run multiple marathons. As a hobby, he rebuilt and restored classic cars. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael Allen and fiancee Marie Perlatonda of Boston, Elizabeth Carvelli and husband David of Boston, and Matthew Allen and wife Melanie of Charlotte, North Caroline. He also leaves behind his brother, Robert Allen and wife Lynette from Copley, Pennsylvania, and his sister, Maryann Bassett and husband Charlie from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Funeral services are being held privately and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael Allen and Courtney Wagner (Michael’s kidney donor) are welcome to New England Donor Services (classy.org/give/162811/#!/donation/checkout), 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, or Milford Center Resident Fund, 10 Veterans Memorial Drive, Milford, MA 01757.
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