Allen, Clifford D.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of Reading, Clifford D. Allen, died Friday evening, Jan. 29, 1999, of a heart attack at the age of 51. He was born in Laconia, NH, son of Pearl B. (Hall) Allen of Beverly Hills, FL and the late Daniel D. Allen. Cliff was a graduate of Reading Memorial H.S., Class of 1965 and a graduate of Northeast Broadcasting School. He also attended Boston State. He was a member of the Reading School Committee for 9 years of which 3 years he served as chairman. He was Past Pres. of Reading Pop Warner Football for 5 years and coached for over 15 years. He coached Reading Little League Baseball & Youth Basketball and officiated at youth baseball and football. He was a charter member of the Rocket Athletic Hall of Fame and served as President. He served as a college football scout. Mr. Allen co-hosted "Rocket Review" a weekly sports show on Reading Cable. He announced Reading H.S. Football games on the Reading Channel for a period of 10 years. Mr. Allen had been employed by UPN-38 of Boston as Film Dept. Head for the past 28 years. He produced TV 38 "Ask The Manager". He also worked for the National Hockey League (Bruins Games), Red Sox & Patriot Games. He was an official for the MIAA. He was President of the Roper Estates Condominium Assoc. of Tewksbury where he resided for the past 2 years. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Reading and served as Deacon. Besides his mother he is survived by his beloved wife Letha A. (Picanzo) Allen of Tewksbury, a daughter; Dawn Marie Borgia and her husband Joseph of Pensicola, FL; a son Scott Clifford Allen and his wife Tanya E. (Wagman) of East Bridgewater. Grandchildren, Scott & Samantha Borgia. One brother David Allen of Las Vegas & one sister Nancy Micelli of Woburn. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 12 Noon in the First Congregational Church, 25 Woburn St., Reading. Relatives and friends may call at the Edgerley & Bessom Reading Funeral Home, 743 Main St., READING SQUARE on Monday from 4-8 PM. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to: RMHS Athletic Hall of Fame, c/o Philip Vaccaro, Athletic Director, Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Rd., Reading, MA 01867.
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