OBITUARY: John Francis Allen

John Francis Allen, Sr., died Friday.

John Francis Allen, Sr., 84, passed away Friday, July 20, in East Brunswick.

Born in New York, N.Y., he resided in Old Bridge for the past 52 years. John worked in the printing trade and subsequently as a corrections officer for Rahway Prison, and was a veteran of the US Army. He was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge.

He was predeceased by his brother, Kevin Allen.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Therese Allen of Old Bridge; his two sons, John Francis Allen, Jr. of Ringoes and Patrick Michael Allen of Old Bridge; his daughter, Karen Joy Nowak of Leola, Pa.; his brothers, Louis Allen, Richard Allen, William Allen and Robert Allen; sisters, Kathy Krause and Rosemary Schiano; and his grandchildren, Kimberly, Lauren, Evan, Emily and Sean.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 24, at 9 a.m. at , 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in John's memory to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702. For directions, information or to send online condolences to the family, please visit www.rezemfh.com.

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