ORRINGTON – Paul "Lindy" Lindbergh Allen, 83, died Feb. 6, 2012, 15 months after the death of his wife, Lillian Allen. Paul was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Corinna, son of Frank and Essie Allen, who were both born in Aroostook County where most of Paul’s older generation descended from Ireland.
Paul and Lillian McKenzie were married at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Brewer, in 1950 by Father Carol. Paul’s four older brothers all served in the armed forces during World War II. While still in school, Paul worked his junior summer at Seaboard Paper, Bucksport. His father, a captain for the mill watchmen, encouraged Paul to finish high school. Paul worked on the river drive in Machias, at the Limestone Air Force base during its construction, and at the Bucksport tannery after graduating with honors from Brewer High School. Paul then was hired again to Seaboard Paper Co., which later became St. Regis where he worked for 35 years, finishing his career as chief inspector and chief shop steward of Local 1188. Paul’s passion for life ran deep; he loved his Catholic faith, his wife and their family, fishing at East Grand and Blue Hill Bay, pitching horse shoes at their camp at Jacob Buck Pond, and hunting whitetails from Gilpin to Silver Ridge with his five sons. Paul lettered all four years on the Brewer High Baseball team and was a catcher for Orrington Cubs Semipro team as well as for the St. Regis team. He loved watching the Red Sox and Patriots, as well as John Wayne and Alan Ladd Westerns. Paul loved singing in his band "The Mavericks" where they played for money at weddings and birthdays in surrounding towns in the early ’80s. He liked to talk of taking his father’s team of draft horses and hiring out to plow gardens and yard logs for neighbors as a teenager. Both Paul and his late wife, Lillian, were able to remain at their loving home in Orrington for 46 years thanks to their devoted and caring daughter, Beth Alley. On behalf of Mom and Dad, we all thank you sister and God bless.
Paul is survived by his sister, Carol Foss of Orland; sons, Michael and his wife, Pamela, Paul and his wife, Onna, Denis and his wife, Susan, Wayne and his wife, Sherry, and Timothy and his wife, Rhonda; daughters, Beth Alley and Neva Wardwell; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his loving wife and soul mate of more than 60 years, Lillian (McKenzie) Allen; two baby granddaughters, Amanda and April Allen; and nine siblings, Eugene, who died before Paul was born, and in order of death, Raymond, Mansfield, Mary, John, Dorothy, Kenneth, Ethel and Margaret.
Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Brookings-Smith Brewer Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church, South Main Street, Brewer. Interment will be after at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Ohio Street, Bangor. After the services, relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at St. Teresa’s parish hall. Those wishing to remember Paul may make gifts in his name to St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 207 York St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at