Frank J. Allen, Jr.
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Ashland and Presque Isle - Frank J. Allen, Jr., 87, died October 5, 2019 at a Presque Isle healthcare facility. He was born July 14, 1932 in Ashland, a son of the late Frank Sr. & Julia (Burgess) Allen.
Frank was raised on the Allen Family Farm and was a 1952 graduate of Ashland High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married his high school sweetheart, Lucy Bolstridge, in 1954.
Of the many jobs he had, Frank most fondly recalled his job in the Ashland School system, both as custodian and bus driver, and interacting with the many student. Frank was a lifelong member of the Ashland Fire Dept., which he joined during high school, eventually becoming the Fire Chief, and was a member of the Ashland Ambulance Service.
Frank was a devoted member of the Fire Dept., VFW, Post 169, Ashland Fish and Game, and Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts, Troop 169. In his retirement he enjoyed volunteering at Martha & Mary's Soup Kitchen and was a member of Easton & Presque Isle's Senior Citizen Clubs.
Besides his parents, Frank was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Lucy (Bolstridge) Allen; his siblings, Wilmer, George & John Allen, Inez Lewis, and Josephine Eberhart. Frank is survived by his second wife, Marian (Robinson) Shaw Allen of Presque Isle; his four children, Diana Dube and husband Paul of Rockland, Linda Mills and husband Paul of Tucson, AZ, Frank W. Allen and his wife Debbie of Mars Hill, Douglas R. Allen and his wife Carol of Presque Isle; two grandsons, Frank P. Allen, IV and wife Sari and Travis R. Windle; a step-son, Paul Robinson and family; a sister, Frances Clark, and many more treasured friends.
Graveside services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Frank's name may be made to: Douglas R. Allen, 65 Ward St. Presque Isle Maine 04769. Donations will be made in the name of Frank J. Allen Jr. to his beloved Ashland Fire Department. To share condolences online, please visit
Published on October 8, 2019


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