Allen W. Lawrence

April 18, 1938 ~ September 20, 2021 (age 83)


SOUTHBURY - Allen William Lawrence, 83, of Southbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, after a long battle with chronic COPD.

Allen was born in Danbury, CT on April 18, 1938, to the late Earl and Helen (Cota) Lawrence.  Allen loved serving his community by working in many local restaurants, and by owning and operating "Eats" in Southbury for many years.  He would also provide driving services to the airport.  Allen enjoyed going to Mohegan Sun with his friends, and had a great love for dogs.

He will be missed by his siblings: Dorothy (Dave) Hawkins of Santee, CA;  Barbara (Bruce) Palmer of Southbury;  and Arnold (Georgia) Lawrence of Southbury.  He also leaves behind his long time friend Winslow Ching of Southbury, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Allen's family would like to especially thank Fred and Sylvia and his many caring friends.

A private interment at Southford Cemetery will take place at the convenience of his family.  Memorial contributions in Allen's name are asked to be directed to either Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598; or to the Southbury Ambulance Association, 68 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488.  To leave a message of remembrance, please visit

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights NY 10598

Southbury Ambulance Association
68 Georges Hill Road, Southbury CT 06488

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