ORANGE – On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, Allen Doubleday, loving father of two children, passed away at the age of 87.
Allen was born on May 5, 1933 in Dana, MA (now the Quabbin Reservoir), the son of the late Charles and Edna (Peterson) Doubleday. He graduated New Salem Academy and following school served overseas in Germany during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged he returned home to Orange, MA where he opened his machine shop that he ran for over 35 years on South Main St. in Orange.
Allen had a passion for problem solving, during his years machining he created unique solutions to fix others equipment and invent items for use in his everyday life. He loved being self-sufficient; at his home in Orange, he built a barn and sawmill (where he milled lumber from trees on his land), hayed the fields and gardened. Mechanically inclined, he rebuilt engines and enjoyed working on 1930-50’s vehicles. We were blessed with Allen’s kindness, honesty, and sense of humor.
His spirit is carried on by his two children Ayla Skorupa and Niles Doubleday, sister, Beatrice Doubleday, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Allen is predeceased by his brother, Franklin Doubleday, and three sisters Eva Partridge, Evelyn Letourneau and Patricia Doubleday.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in South Cemetery, South Main St., Orange.
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Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange is assisting with arrangements.