Staunton ‘Bunnie’ E. Allen (1930-2022)

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Staunton “Bunnie” E. Allen

WILTON – Staunton “Bunnie” E. Allen, 91, a resident of Wilton passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1930, in Wilton, the son of Clarence and Ada (Steelbrook) Allen. He attended school in Wilton and Kents Hill. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War. On June 23, 1956, in Wilton he married Edna Clark. They enjoyed 52 years together before her passing on July 24, 2008. He worked as a car salesman at Al Winter’s Car Dealership in Jay, Farmington Shoe Shop, and painted houses with his good friend Merle Smith.

For anyone that had the pleasure of knowing Bunnie, understood being on the receiving end of his stories. He loved meeting a new face and enjoyed the company of anyone who had an ear to listen. It was imperative to find a comfortable seat before having a “chat” with Bunnie. He proudly shared his stories that included his boats, skiing, cars, Webb Lake, Kents Hill, and his time in the Coast Guard.

He is survived by his sons Randy Allen with wife Sonna, and Scott Allen with wife Shellie; grandchildren Marissa Dyar with husband Jared Dyar, Jennell Allen, Danielle Ross, and Jackie Hayduk; great grandchildren Jett and Jace Dyar; sister Pam Nadeau. He is also survived by longtime companion and partner Claire Vining and her family.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the agencies and individuals who made it possible to care for Bunnie in his home: Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, MAS Home Care, Complete Home Health Care, Dr. Deborah Hamilton, and we especially want to thank an outstanding caregiver, Priscilla Bubier.

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A private family ceremony will be held at Webb Lake to remember the life of a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, husband, and partner. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and those who have had the pleasure to be one of his “listening ears.” Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bunnie’s memory to: Kents Hill School, 1614 Main Street, Kents Hill, ME 04349.

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  1. I worked with Bunnie for many years at Farmington Shoe he was a great person, friend and had some of the best stories I have ever heard RIP my friend

  2. Got to know Bunnie a little over the years. He’d stop by my place, if he see me out doing yard work while zooming by. Every Summerwe talked about taking the boat out at Webb. Never made the time to actually do it. Completely my fault, to darn busy. Sorry Bunnie, bet you’re cruising the waters. RIP friend!! RIP

  3. Claire and Bunnie’s family, It saddens me to read of his passing. He will be remembered for his love of cars and handsome smile. Find comfort in the memories – those can never be taken away.

  4. His camp was next to my grandparents’ camp on Fire Lane 11, and I remember how friendly he was to my brother and me I realize now how valuable it was to have him as a model for for what a kind neighbor could be like.

  5. It’s been years since I’ve seen the Allen boys.
    I want to express my sincere condolences for the loss of your dad. I have fond memories of The Allen family & growing up in Wilton.
    A childhood memory, Many times, seeing Mr. Allen detailing a vehicle in his driveway. He was proud of the meticulous care he put into them.
    Heidi (White) Shea

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