Gary J. Allen a native of Ludlow, and recent resident of the Bondsville Village of Palmer, passed peacefully away at home on Saturday, June 9, 2012, after a short illness. Born January 27, 1953, he was the son of Anita S. Allen and the late Edwin W. Allen. He graduated from Ludlow High School, attended Springfield College and the University of Massachusetts before graduating from Springfield Technical Community College as a surgical technician.
During his career, he was employed at Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Hospital, and traveled extensively to hospitals around the country before spending the last eight years at Wing Memorial Hospital. Gary loved his work and was especially accomplished in the field of orthopedics. As a result, he was invited to write and illustrate the orthopedic section of a college textbook for surgical technicians.
Gary had a delightful quick wit, was compassionate, and dedicated to family, friends, and work, and above all was a free spirit. He was an avid photographer who spent many hours outdoors pursuing the perfect shot. Most recently, he shot over 200 frames from West Springfield to Brimfield after the storms. He also had a special talent for writing and over the years had many short stories and poems published locally.
In addition to his mother, he will be greatly missed by his stepdaughter Jennifer and her husband Lt. Col. Scott McFarland and granddaughter Erin, of California; his siblings, Gordon Allen and his wife Lynda of Wilbraham, Patricia Yelle and her husband David Zeb Yelle, and Gregory Allen and his wife Kim of Ludlow; his dear nieces and nephews Nathan and Alice Allen and their son Thomas of New Orleans, LA, Heidi and Michael Maserati and their daughters Olivia and Elizabeth of Wilbraham, MA, Marisa Yelle of Brighton, MA, Joshua Yelle of Ludlow and Megan and Michael Shelton and their son Michael of Cincinnati, OH. There are no calling hours, and burial will be private. The family wishes to thank Gary’s coworkers at Wing Hospital and Wing VNA and Hospice for their care and kindness during his illness.
Though I know I’ll never lose affection, for people and things that went before; I know I’ll often stop and think about them, In my life I love you more, the Beatles.
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