David Allen

David "Buddy" Allen Sr.

Sunday, April 26th, 1953 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Mr. David Allen, Sr. (Buddy), was born on April 26, 1953 to the late Ernest Allen and Sallie Allen-Venson (Davis) in Metter, Georgia. He grew up in Statesboro, Georgia where he attended school. In 1977 he moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. On May 01, 2020 he passed away peacefully, under the care of Baystate Hospital; surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to Patricia Lanier-Allen and they had four children.

He loved life and always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed traveling back and forth to Georgia/Florida to visit his family. He loved all sports, his favorite was football (Miami Dolphin). His favorite hobby was playing Golf.
He was self-employed - Entrepreneur/Construction/Painting until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by One daughter – Matricia (Niecie) Lanier – Four brothers – Earl Allen, Ernest Allen Jr., Bennie Venson and Leo Venson - Two sister – Mary Carey and Cheryl Smith.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife-Patricia Lanier-Allen, Two sons – David (Linda) Allen Jr., Ernest (Janet) Allen and One daughter – Angela (Dedra) Lewis-Allen all of Springfield, Massachusetts and Eleven brothers and sisters – Lue Ella Taylor, Ernest (Lisa) Allen, Dorothy M. Allen all of Springfield, Massachusetts, Louis (Mary) Venson, Lois (Lorenzo) Lopez all of Savannah Georgia, Julia Mae Allen Williams, Bessie Knight, Connie Moody, Ronnie Venson, Terry Venson and Carolyn (Craig) McCrae all of Statesboro, Georgia. Thirteen grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The Funeral Services for David Allen, Sr. (Buddy), will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020. The calling hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home, 730 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109. Burial will be private. There will be live streaming.

Everyone must bring a MASK and wear it at all times when entering the Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, May 15th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Friday, May 15th, 2020 | 9:00am
    Friday, May 15th, 2020 9:00am
    Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home
    730 State Street
    springfield, MA 01109
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Karen Jackson

Posted at 06:56pm
Remembering all the times you came to Florida and we had so much fun. The days in Miami. Buddy you will be missed among family nd friends. I am sure the gold course will miss Buddy Allen. Rest In Heaven.

Tina Robinson

Posted at 10:26am
Rest In Peace Uncle Buddy! The many times you would come to Miami and check on your sister, my mother Mary were very precious moments. You two were close, understood one another, you were truly your sister’s keeper and now you two are reunited in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Your niece, Tina

Eddie Ruth Jackson

Posted at 09:12am
Rest in peace cousin. Love you always, Eddie Ruth Jackson and family, Oakland, Florida.

Angela Allen

Posted at 12:38pm

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