Frank George Allen

  • Born: June 25, 1949
  • Died: February 29, 2020
  • Location: Goffstown, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Frank George Allen, 70, of Goffstown, NH passed away peacefully on February 29, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born on June 25,1949, the son of Catherine and the late Henry Allen of Bedford, NH.

Frank attended Manchester West High School, where he played baseball and basketball. After graduation he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served his country in Viet Nam. Following his honorable discharge, Frank began a 31-year career at the telephone company. Beginning as a drafting clerk, Frank worked his way up as an installation and repair technician and a repair foreman to a construction manager. He was highly respected for his dedication and work ethic by all who worked with and for him.

While on military leave, Frank married his high school sweetheart, Estelle Petit, who blessed him with a beautiful son, Scott. Frank went on to have two more children with his second wife, Diane. Scott, Ben, and Mindy were the focus of his life, and he was proud of each one equally and for different reasons. As his children married, Frank and Diane were blessed with four beautiful grandchildren. The happiest moments in his life were spent visiting Scotty and Keller in Georgia and babysitting for Cash and Quinn in Litchfield. The kids loved nothing more than burying Grandpa with stuffed animals, and Grandpa never missed a game that he was able to attend.

In his later years, golf became his sport of choice, while he remained an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed his time on the weekend at the Raphael Club, or the Raphe. It was his home away from home where he made many new friends while maintaining the friendships of his youth. As a member, Frank involved himself in many charitable events to better the community.

Besides his wife, Frank leaves a son, Scott Allen, his wife, Amanda, and their two children, Scotty and Keller, all of Columbus, GA; a son, Ben Allen, of Goffstown, NH; a daughter, Mindy Costello, her husband, Todd and their two children, Cash and Quinn, all of Litchfield, NH. In addition, he leaves his mother, Catherine Allen, of Bedford, NH; his sister, Susan Twarog and her husband, Rich, of Bedford, NH; his brother, John Allen and his wife, Linda, of Center Harbor, NH; several nieces and nephews and their families.

According to Frank's wishes, there will be no calling hours.

In honor of his memory, donations may be made to the veterans' charity of your choice.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathy to you Diane and all your family. Frank was such a wonderful person who will never be forgotten..May he Rest In Peace until we meet again! Sharon and David

Posted by Sharon Eaton - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   March 09, 2020

What a friend.. Will miss you allot Tom Michael or as frank use to call me SPIKEY
Just so much fun to be around..

Posted by Tom Michael - Bradenton, FL   March 08, 2020

I will miss the jokes we use to share when I would meet Di on Fridays for lunch. You could dish it out and more importantly take it back. Your smile may be gone from this physical plane but I know you are in heaven laughing with me.

Posted by Ellen    March 07, 2020

Dear Diane and family,
A beautiful write up about Franks life. We are thinking of you all, praying for strength during this time. All our love to you and the family. Our deepest sympathy, Joyce, Roland Aunt Pauline & the fam.

Posted by A friend   March 07, 2020

Personable and fair at work, he was wonderful to learn from as I began my career. I am grateful to have known him. I send much strength in your time of loss.

Posted by Sarah Dubois - Coworker   March 07, 2020

We send our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. May Frankie Rest In Peace.

Posted by Judy Bouchard - Liberty Hill, TX - Family Friend   March 06, 2020

Frank and I worked together on my short stint at Gay St., garage. A more even keeled individual I have never met. I truly enjoyed our working together. He certainly was a great leader and will sorely be missed. RIP Frank.. Thoughts and Prayers to the Allen Family.

Posted by Gene Duggan - Coworker   March 06, 2020

So sorry to hear about Frank. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Many terrific times with Frank and the boys back in the day, especially one memorable trip to a wedding in NJ in the early Seventies. He will long be remembered, and our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire family.

Posted by Jack and Kathy Stanton - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 06, 2020

Diane & Family,
My deepest condolences for your loss. You two were great co-workers and I have many fond memories of both of you. Prayers to all. Rest in peace Frank, you will be missed

Posted by Joanne Pouliot - Goffstown, NH   March 06, 2020

To the Allen Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the State of New Hampshire VFW Auxiliary, District #7, we wish to express sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

Cathy Burns
Chaplain, District #7

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2020

So sorry to hear of Franks passing. I worked with Frank throughout those 31 years. A lovely human being. He will be sorely missed.
Elaine and John Anthony

Posted by John Anthony - Hooksett, NH   March 06, 2020


Our deepest condolences to the family and Frank's "extended" family on his recent passing. He was a wonderful individual who touched many people during his his lifetime. He will be missed. Safe journey old friend.

Posted by Brian And Sandra Norton - Abingdon, VA - Family Friend   March 06, 2020

I remember how nice a person Frank was having worked with him for many years. He was a decent, quiet person that never seemed cross or annoyed with anyone. Rest in Peace my friend.
Dan Brady

Posted by Dan Brady - Bradenton, FL   March 06, 2020

Mr.Allen, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2020


Heartfelt love and sympathy to all of Frank's family and friends. Wonderful people are never forgotten. They live on in our hearts, our minds, and our stories. I know this is Frank's legacy as well as his children and grandchildren.
Rest In Peace, old friend.

Posted by Patti and Jim Nealon - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   March 05, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We were first grade classmates and graduated in '67 together. Such a great person. Always looked forward to reunions to re-connect and was sorry he missed the last one in 2017. I'm sure the extended family and children especially will miss his presence and love. My thoughts are with you all. Rest in Peace my long time friend.

Posted by Karen Schmidtchen - Nottingham, NH - Classmate   March 05, 2020

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