Thomas “Pete” Allen, 78, of New Haven, CT, died of natural causes September 11, 2023, while on his way to purchase his beloved newspaper. Pete is survived by his partner of 40 years Ultima “Annie” Roderick; two brothers, Charles “Kipi” Allen of Tilton, NH, and Chris Allen of Berryville, VA; and sister Barbara “Bobalee” Beck of Reston, VA.
Pete was born in New Haven, Connecticut on December 2, 1944, the son of the late Charles Stanely and Barbara Robinson Allen.
He was a Vietnam Veteran and served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Signal Corps. He was a graduate of George Washington University in 1973. He called many states home over his life: Virginia, New Jersey, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and ultimately settling in Connecticut.
Pete was an avid reader. He always had a book or the local newspaper in hand. He especially enjoyed looking up places in the almanac and studying about sharks. He was a long-time friend to many people. He enjoyed feeding and caring for the many stray cats in his New Haven neighborhood.
Interment will occur at a later date in the National Memorial Cemetery at Quantico, Triangle, VA.