FERRISBURGH — David Edward Allen, of Ferrisburgh, Vt., passed away on August 9, 2016, after a hard fought battle with ALS. He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on August 29, 1947. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at the Middlebury Post Office for over 20 years as a rural carrier until he retired due to his illness.
He is survived by his wife Carol (Sargent); two sons, Chad and his wife Sherri of Barre, and Ben and his wife Tina of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandsons, Jacob, Ryan and William of Barre; as well as numerous friends and family members.
Dave enjoyed many sports, especially the Middlebury Tigers, Middlebury Panthers hockey and the Boston Red Sox.
His ALS journey was made special and possible through some amazing caregivers. Our love and thanks to Mikela, Kathy, Heather and Kayla.
Calling hours will be held Sunday evening at the Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury, from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service will held on Monday, August 15, at 2 p.m. at the Vergennes Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Association Northern New England Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301. Online condolences can be made at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com. ◊