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Mark Allen DOVER-FOXCROFT AND ABBOT - Mark Allen, 59, husband of Kathleen (Davis) Allen, died April 11, 2008, at a Florida hospital. He was born August 17, 1948, in Dover-Foxcroft, and was raised by his grandparents, Howard and Anna (Platt) Allen. Mark graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1966 and from Maine Maritime Academy, Class of 1971, with a degree in Marine Engineering. Mark served with the US Naval Reserves, receiving an honorable discharge as a full Lieutenent in 1992. He was currently employed by Nalco Chemical Co. as a senior sales representative.

While Mark was highly successful in his career, he was also very active in many civic endeavors. He was a past member of the Dover-Foxcroft Financial Advisory Board, and had served as a Dover-Foxcroft Fire Warden. He was a past Trustee of the Foxcroft Academy Babson Scholarship Fund, a past member of the Piscataquis County Extension Board, a past member of the Foxcroft Academy Home Economics Advisory Committee. As a member of the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church he had served as past Treasurer and past member of the Church Council. He was a former director of the Dover-Foxcroft Housing Development, a past member and treasurer of the Thompson Free Library Assoc., a past director and treasurer of the Piscataquis Development Assoc., a former Dover-Foxcroft Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of the Poor, and a past Director of Pine Crest Development Corporation of Dover-Foxcroft. He had also served as a member of the Selective Service Board for Piscataquis County.

Mark was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Abbot, his two daughters, Angel Nadeau and her husband Steven of Bangor, and April Ditzel and her husband Michael of Bangor; two grandchildren: Autumn Zoe Ditzel, and Alexa Nadeau; his father-in-law, Donald E. Davis of Guilford; 2 brothers-in-laws, Raymond "Jeff" Davis and his wife Elizabeth of Bucksport; Charles "Chuck" Davis and his fiancee Janet Bridge of Guilford; a sister-in-law, Donna Chiurazzi and her husband Jack of Thousand Oaks, CA; and a special niece and 2 nephews. He will be remembered by many special friends, including Norman and Helen Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft.

Friends are invited to call 6-8pm Thursday, April 17, 2008, a the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. A memorial service will be conducted 11am, Friday, April 18, at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, with Rev. Heather Kurtz officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, PO Box 328, Dover-Foxcroft 04426 or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

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