NORTH ATTLEBORO – Warren B. Allen, 94, a longtime resident of North Attleboro passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at Brookdale Nursing Center in Cumberland, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Ralston) Allen who died in 1992.
Born December 19, 1921 in North Attleboro, he was a son of the late Segbert and Mary (McLean) Allen.
Warren grew up in North Attleboro and was a 1939 graduate of North Attleboro High School. He later graduated from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI with a degree in accounting. He moved to Plainville in 1953 and moved back to North Attleboro over 30 years ago.
Warren was a US Navy veteran of World War II serving in Pacific Theatre as a radio operator on a patrol bomber.
He was president and owner of W.H. Riley & Son, Inc. in North Attleboro for many years and was a trustee at Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum in Attleboro Falls.
Warren was very active serving at many local organizations including past president of the North Attleboro Rotary Club, the United Way of North Attleboro and the North Attleboro Chamber of Commerce.
He was a former trustee at Attleboro Savings Bank and director and trustee for many years at the Hockomock Y.M.C.A. He also served as director of the Industrial Development Corp in North Attleboro and the Plainville Industrial Development Financing Authority.
Warren was involved in many professional organizations within the oil and fuel industry including serving as director of the New England Fuel Institute and was past president of the Rhode Island Fuel Club.
He was an avid flyer and had a commercial pilots license. He also enjoyed boating and was an amateur ham radio operator. He was a longtime member of the Independent Sportsmen’s Club in Foxboro and loved to travel around the region for skeet shooting competitions.
He is survived by his daughter Leslie A. Housman and husband Jim of North Attleboro; two sons Mark W. Allen and wife Olga of Berkley and Michael J. Allen and wife Wendy of Berkley; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two nieces.
He was father of the late Charles W. Allen and brother of the late Ethel Mayers.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 21 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery, PO BOX 1012, North Attleboro, MA 02761.
To sign an online guestbook for Warren, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.