Allen C. Wilde BARRE TOWN – Allen Charles Wilde, 56, of Websterville, passed away peacefully at the University of Vermont Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. Agreeing to advanced medical interventions, Allen was determined to continue his fight against his diagnosis of CHF in hopes to have the opportunity to thrive in the simplest things in life, such as outdoor chores with his tractor, backyard cookouts and quality time with his precious Sheltie dog, Bailey. Born on Dec. 20, 1961, to Clifford and Mavis (Allen) Wilde, he spent his childhood in Barre City attending local schools. Allen was very meticulous and took great pride in his work ethic. Former employment included Cabot Creamery, Bombardier Transportation, SB Electronics and most recently, Rinker’s Communications. His passion was ham radio operations and collecting electronic equipment related to ham radios and antennas, attending annual ham radio flea markets, as well as a Corvette enthusiast. Survivors include his mother, Mavis Wilde, of Barre; a sister, Patricia (Richard) Hill, a niece, Katherine Christine, two great-nieces Kyra Michelle and Emmaleah, all of Florida. It is with a heavy heart, that he leaves his former wife and confidant, Colette Gagnon; stepdaughter, Danielle (David) Ballenger; and step-granddaughter, Marlo Rae. He was predeceased by his father in 1975. Per Allen’s wishes, there will be no services. Extended gratitude goes to the Central Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Medical Center and all the nurses and doctors who aided in his care and understood Allen’s strong will to live, never gave up on him and abided by his wishes until his final breath. Allen’s motto in life was the three “L’s” – Look, Listen and Learn. If anything is remembered from this life lost too young, it should be this. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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DAN Garr

Allen: I use to hang out with Allen when I was younger, visiting him at his home on Washington St. Allen always had white socks on and wore washed jeans, and spent many hours playing with his Ham Radio where he talked with people all over the world. His mother a nice lady, was a Crossing Guard for many years on Washington St. Allen loved All in The Family Television Show, and we would watch it, while his mother would make home made Hermit Cookies. Allen had a knack for detail, things had to be a certain way, was way advanced in many areas. Allen a natural Joker love playing funny games on people, and naturally I was there to create the scene. Allen was not a fan of school, and thought authority crushed his spirit. For many years he had a Saab in his driveway that he worked on until he was 16, put in a Stereo System to knock your socks off. He always took pride in the details, and led his own ship. Rest in peace my friend !

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