Michael Allen, 71, of Charlotte passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in
Burlington surrounded by family. John was born on August 4, 1947 in Burlington
to the late Harold Shea and Lillian (Ramsey) Allen. John was preceded in death
by his father, Harold, his mother, Lillian, and his brother, James Allen.
is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Daniel Osgood, his
wife, Carolyn (Cushman) Allen, and his children, Kelly Allen, Jenny Allen and
Jake Boyer (son-in-law), Katie and Andrew Jones (son-in-law), and James and
Heather Allen (daughter-in-law), 5 grandchildren, and several friends,
brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
lifelong New England sports fan, John worked for many years in Athletics at the
University of Vermont. He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy and was a
member of the American Legion. John loved spending time with the people in his
life – from his annual Christmas Eve party, to catching up with friends at
Cardiac Rehab. In the summer, you could find John grilling, mowing, and taking
meticulous care of his pool for his children and grandchildren to enjoy. He
always made sure everyone knew they were welcome in his home.
family would like to thank the staff of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the
University of Vermont Medical Center for providing John with excellent care.
hours will be held on Saturday, September 22 at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in
Vergennes from 6 to 8 pm. A memorial
service will be held 11 am on Sunday, September 23 at Brown-McClay Funeral Home
in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navy-Marine
Corps Relief Society, Attn: Development, 875 N. Randolph St. Ste 225,
Arlington, VA 22203. To send online condolences to his family, please visit