Clifford O. Allen

  • Born: May 7, 1927
  • Died: November 6, 2017
  • Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Robinson, Wright & Weymer

34 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Tel. (860) 767-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Clifford O. Allen, age 90, a longtime resident of Old Saybrook passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday evening, November 6, 2017 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Everitt) Allen who he married on January 31, 1953 in Deep River. Cliff was born in Norwich on May 7, 1927 the son of Walter and Florence (Remmick) Allen. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army in the European Theater. Cliff had been a resident of Old Saybrook for over 60 years. He was a welder working at Essex Machine Works for over 40 years retiring in 1989. Cliff enjoyed building birdhouses, riding his classic Schwinn bicycle in Cornfield Point and through the beach roads of Old Saybrook. He would always stop to chat with his neighbors. He was always a comic. He also loved boating and crabbing. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Besides his wife Ginny Cliff leaves his daughter Debra Clark, and her husband Jay of Westbrook, sons, Brian Allen and his wife Anita of Old Lyme, and James Allen and his wife Bellinda of Westbrook, his grandchildren, Kaitlin Hutchins, Tyler Clark, Dylan Allen, James Allen, Kallista Allen, Stephanie Allen, Maxine Allen, Khrystyn Allen, and Cassandra Bartlett, his great-grandchildren, Hazel Hutchins and Mia Clark, sister, Marion Whittelsey of Westbrook, and a brother, Walter Allen of Oklahoma. He was predeceased by his son Timothy Allen and grandson Gregory Allen. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:00PM. Burial with the rendering of Full Military Honors will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Essex. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Old Saybrook Ambulance Association, 316 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or to Middlesex Hospice, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share a memory of Cliff or send a condolence to his family please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sharron Bayor-Clark - Moodus, CT - Family Friend   November 09, 2017


Posted by KELLEY - OH   November 08, 2017

Our deepest sympathy Ginny and family,
Cliff was a nice guy. Loved the bird houses he made.
Jim and Patty Tryon.

Posted by Patty Tryon - Old Saybrook, CT   November 08, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you at Matthew 5 : 4, for your time of sorrow.

Posted by Audrey - GA   November 08, 2017


Aunt Ginny ,Deb,Brian and James,
I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle (Kissy) Cliff passing. I have so many memories of him with love and joy in my heart. He always made us laugh with his stories. I look out my window and see the lighthouse bird house he made mom.It's a little weather but still brings a smile to my face on how happy it made her . He will be missed but know that he will live on with the memories we all have of him.Sending our love and prayers to you all.

Posted by Terry & Russell Barbaresi - Newmarket, NH - family   November 08, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss, we know how difficult a time this is, and our thoughts and prayers are with you!! So many memories of our family picnics, the Clam Chowder he always brought!! Some great times when we could all get together. Miss those days for sure!!

Wish we could all be there for you, but we are thinking of you and sending hugs across the miles!!

Love you all,
Eileen, Barbara, Susan & Linda & family

Posted by Eileen, Barbara, Linda & Susan & Family Allen - Holiday, FL - Family   November 08, 2017


Dear Deb and family,

May time heal the hurt you feel today during this difficult time. Your dad is your guardian angel now. Our deepest sympathies to everyone,

Love and friendship, Dee, Dave & Colby

Posted by Diane Griser - Friend   November 08, 2017

I am deeply sorry for your loss. He lived a long and beautiful life, but no doubt he will be missed greatly. May you be given all you need to endure this difficult time in life. (Psalm 86:6,7)

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

I am very sorry for your family's loss. Remember that you are never alone during times of loss. God promises to be with you in difficult times, 'to give you thoughts of peace and a hope'. Jeremiah 29:11,12

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

During this time of great sorrow and pain know that you are not alone. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss.
As you remember your beloved one, may our Father the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thess 3:16. -(fla)

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May you gain comfort from God's loving promise at Psalm 23. As our loving Shepherd, God will provide everything we need all the time, so please pray to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family and friends.

Posted by L Renfroe    November 08, 2017

May the God of all comfort who "comforts all who mourn" provide peace and strength during this time of sorrow. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by CW    November 08, 2017