Francis X Allen, 82, of Bloomfield, NJ, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2020. Born at home during a snowstorm in Herrick Center, PA on February 21, 1938, to the late Vialis (Todd) and Thomas Allen, he grew up on a small farm with a general store and enjoyed hunting and animal husbandry.
Francis attended the Williamsport Institute of Technology and excelled at drafting. He worked his whole career at Bendix/Honeywell in Teterboro, NJ.
Francis (Frank) was a born storyteller, an avid history buff, and the nicest guy you ever met. He was Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 262 Perez and a founding member and president of the United Passaic Organization.
Francis is survived by his wife, Celeste (Nardi) of 58 years; his three children Francis Allen Jr (Diane DiBattista), Maureen Allen (Beth Siegrist), and Mary Allen (Eddie Montague), his two grandchildren Jessica Scorzetti and Alexander Allen-Walden, and his four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Thomas Allen, Glendora Allen, and William Allen. He is preceded in his death by his beloved brother Kenard Allen.
There will be a service at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Clifton, NJ at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 4, 2020. An inurnment will follow at Glendale Cemetery.
Due to Covid, masks and social distancing are required.