Edward R. Allard
Proud U.S. Air Force Veteran
Edward R. Allard, age 70, a longtime resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, passed away on August 9, 2019, at the Lowell General Hospital with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Diane B. (Morency) Allard, with whom he was married for 47 years.
Born in Lowell on February 26, 1949, he was a son of the late Louis and Ethel (Chandonnet) Allard.
Ed was educated in the Lowell school system and was a 1967 graduate of Lowell High school and was a parishioner of the former Ste Jeanne d’Arc Parish.
He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War earning the rank of Sergeant while assigned as a crew member of the AC-47 Spooky Gun Ship. He was the recipient of numerous medals and commendations, including two Distinguished Flying Crosses. Ed received his honorable discharge in 1972.
Ed was self-employed as a general contractor, having owned and operated Allard Building and Remodeling for many years.
He enjoyed driving on road trips and spending time with his family, but what Ed loved the most, was the time spent with his granddaughter, Jessica.
Surviving him in addition to his loving wife Diane is his son, Michael E. Allard and his companion Susan Silva of Dracut; his granddaughter Jessica; his brothers, the late Louis A. J. Allard and his wife Louise of Lowell and their two sons, Shaun and KerryAnn Allard of Pelham, NH and Craig and Katie Allard of Hudson, NH, David Allard and his wife Celeste of Lowell and the late Marc Allard; his sisters, Evelyn White and her late husband Robert of Pelham, NH, Denise Casper and her husband Robert of Chelmsford, Ethel Allard of NC and Marie Provost and her husband Richard of Tyngsborough; also many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visiting hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday, August 16, at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Rita, 158 Mammoth Road, Lowell. Committal Services with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Those wishing may make a memorial donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.tyngsboroughfhuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tyngsborough Funeral Home.