Born: January 19, 1925
Died: June 20, 2014
Waterford- Allen F. Whitney, 89, entered eternal life on Friday June 20, 2014 in the comfort of his home and loving family.
Allen was born in Massachusetts on January 19, 1925, son of the late Allen and Mattie Whitney. He served in the navy during WWII, and then completed the Bentley school of Accounting. Allen worked for Electric Boat for 25 years. Allen enjoyed skiing, piloting, HAM and CB radio, and camping. In 1951 he married Mabelle Whitney and they were married for 32 years. In 1984 Allen married the late Joan (Mare/Kennedy) Whitney; they were married for 23 years when she passed away.
Allen is survived by his daughters: Linda Martin of NC, Lorna Whitney of RI, Andrea Page and her husband Jeffrey of Waterford, Kim Staigers and her husband Thomas of Terre Haute, IN (formerly of Ledyard), and son Glenn Kennedy of Plainfield; grandchildren: Todd and Kelly Leonard, Julie Buck, Natalie Noble, Peggy Fournier, Heather Walker, Damien, Megan, and Billy Castleberry, Thomas and Allen Staigers, Zachary Johnson, Victoria and Jarred Kennedy; great grandchildren; Lilliana DeJusus, Casey Castleberry, and Kenneth Byrd; 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Harriet Chandler, his son Gary Kennedy, and grandchild Dale Fournier and his son- in- law Billy Castleberry.
A Christian service will be held on Saturday June 28 at 11:00am at Pleasant Valley Church of Prayer and Praise, 20 Grove Avenue, Groton. Burial will follow at Avery-Stoddard Cemetery, and then a time of fellowship back at the Church.