Obituary: John T. Allen


John Theodore Allen (Ted)
December 15, 1943 – December 16, 2017

John T. Allen

Ted passed away on December 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family – Nancy (Nickerson), his beloved wife of 49 years; his son, Jake and his wife Jenny; and his daughter, Ginny (Rosow) and her husband David. He is the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, Grace, Cambell and Hadley Rosow; and Lindsay, Kyle, Meghan and Natalie Allen.

Born December 15, 1943, in Greenwich, to the late Beatrice and Arthur Allen, Ted grew up in Greenwich and attended Greenwich Public Schools with his two brothers, Stuart Allen (Vero Beach, FL) and Tucker Allen (Stuart, FL). After graduating from Greenwich High School in 1961, he attended the University of Bridgeport, where he received a BS degree in Accounting in 1966.  Ted was a licensed CPA in Connecticut, starting his career with his father’s company, Arthur Allen & Co., eventually buying and operating it himself, and growing it until it merged to become Christensen Defruscio & Allen Co.

Ted proudly served in the United States Army Reserve from 1967-1973. He also gave back to his beloved Old Greenwich community by serving on the Board of the Perrot Library and as Treasurer of the Lions Club of Greenwich. An avid golfer, Ted never once came close to shooting his age. For sure he loved the game and valued the friendships he made on the course. He was a member of the Griff and Innis Arden Golf Club, where he served on the Board of Governors.

He will be remembered fondly as a gentleman who cared deeply for his family, friends, client’s, associates, and the game of golf.

A memorial service will be held on December 22 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department, sbvfd.com/support/index.cfm

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