Donald Allen

Donald W. "Donnawayne" Allen Sr.

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Donald W. “Donnawayne” Allen, Sr., beloved husband for 51 years of Dale (Miller) Allen, of Cross Street, Westerly, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the age of 72.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Ernest and Angelina Allen.

Donald worked as a crane operator for Electric Boat in Groton for 40 years until his retirement and also worked as a lab courier for The Westerly Hospital. He enjoyed playing Pitch at the Bocce Club as well as fishing and hunting with his family.

He leaves his wife Dale and their three children, Donald W. Allen, Jr. and Dana L. Allen, both of Westerly and Darrin M. Allen and his wife Nicole of Wood River Junction; and two brothers, Ronald Allen (Virginia) of Pawcatuck and Steven Allen of Westerly. He will also be sadly missed by his six grandchildren, Amanda, Robert, Ryan, Jordan, Nathan and McKenzie; one great-grandchild Scarlett; several nieces and nephews; his two dogs, Missy and Maisie, and cat Itchy.

The family would like to thank The Westerly Hospital ICU for their wonderful care.

There are no visiting hours. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly. Burial is private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 1:30pm
    Christ Episcopal Church
    Corner of Broad & Elm Streets
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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Rochele and Lanny Gray

Posted at 09:39am

Didn't know your brother Donald but sounds like he was a great guy. Our sincere condolences.

Rochele and Lanny Gray

Cindy Corbett

Posted at 09:44pm
Sending my condolences to Don's family.
I worked with Don as a courier at the Westerly lab.
He was a wonderful guy. I always enjoyed his company.
Sending love and light to shine on his path home.

Marie dickson

Posted at 07:49am
Dale, Donnie, Dana and Darrin- I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a nice man and a good father. Such a sad loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanie simmons

Posted at 08:52pm
Dale, Dana & family
So sorry to read about Don’s passing. A wonderful person. Our prayers are with you all.
Bob & Jeanie Simmons

Richard Anderson Posted at 09:38am

Dale and family, Our heartfelt sympathy for the passing of Don. We had so many great years working together at EB. Most recently enjoyed catching up at our grandchildren’s sports games. He will be missed. Rick and Diane Anderson

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