Robert J. Allison, Jr.
October 22, 1976 - June 22, 2020
Service Date: July 11, 2020
CHANGE OF SERVICE: A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLEASANT STREET FREE BAPTIST CHURCH, 6 PLEASANT ST., SPRINGVALE. BURIAL WILL BE FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY.
It is with a heavy heart we share the passing of our dear son and brother, Rob, on June 22, 2020. Rob was 43 years old and yet at times he seemed “older than his years” and could be a teenager again! And that made him even more special to his family and friends.
Robert was born in Sanford on October 22, 1976, the son of Robert John Allison, Sr. and Rita J. (Wallace) Allison. (I remember it well not just because I was there, but I remember he made me miss breakfast AND lunch! He arrived shortly after noon that day.)
As a young teenager, Rob became a true fan of professional wrestling. It actually started before that as we use to visit his grandparents each weekend and he watched with excitement the TV with his grandfather every Saturday afternoon. He watched WWE (WWF), WCW/now, ECW, TNA/impact. . . he followed them all. One day he came to his father and I with a copy of a wrestling magazine which was sold on the shelves in stores to show us he had written an article and it had been published! We had no idea he had even attempted to do that. Our hearts swelled with pride.
Another one of his interests was cooking. I tell you he was a good cook! He was at ease in the kitchen, often putting things together and it was like having a gourmet meal. When Rob was making any pizza and I was around, he would give me the first bite. . . He was a big fan of Rachel Ray.
Rob was a loyal employee at Lowes located in Sanford, ME for several years. He loved his job and the people he worked with. If they were short-handed, Rob never said “No.” I am getting messages from his co-workers and friends sharing how much he had impacted their lives. They shared of his helping one through depression and his genuine kindness to others. Rob never judged anyone and his laughter lit up any room he was in. Rob, I realize now how much you turned out like your father. You have made me humbled and proud and thank you for telling me every day before you walked out the door to go anywhere, “Love you.”
A testament to Rob’s generous nature, he was an organ donor. It gives us comfort knowing he has helped someone in need. Rest in peace my dear son. To know you were kind, generous, and a friend to many; fills my heart with comfort. You are reunited with your father and I am sure talking sports. I will forever miss you saying, “I love you Mom.” “I love you too.” Until we meet again. . .
He is lovingly survived by his mother, Rita Allison of Springvale, ME and with whom he lived. His brother, Ronald J. (Marcela) Allison, two nieces Melina Nicifore and Mackenzie Allison of Waterboro, ME. His girlfriend, Shelly Tibbetts Monet of Springvale, ME. Also surviving are his aunts: Joyce (Benjamin) Alden of Auburn, ME; Joan Wells of Greene, ME; Nancy (Robert D. Jr) Gendreau of Yuma, AZ and Sanford, ME; Ruth (Richard W.) Sevigny of Waterboro, ME. His uncles: Jerry (Marilyn) Wallace of Harrison, TN; Milton Wallace of Sanbornville, NH and Glen (Celia) Wallace of Acton, ME. Other aunts and uncles by marriage: Richard Jackson of Harrison, ME; Linda Dodier of Sanbornville, NH; Pearl Wallace of Acton, ME; Flora Wallace of Limerick, ME; Karen Holt of Fryeburg, ME and Anne Wallace of Lewiston, ME. Also many, many cousins in various places.
Rob was predeceased by his father, Robert J. Allison, Sr., grandparents, Heman and Irene Wallace, Ernest and Dorothy Allison. Aunt Jacqueline Jackson, uncles: Edgar Wallace, Paul Wallace, Carl Wallace, Richard Wallace.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Street Free Baptist Church, 6 Pleasant St., in Springvale. At this time we are allowed to have 50 people at the service. Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask. Burial will follow with immediate family members at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Sanford Food Pantry, 1204 Main Street, Sanford, ME 04073.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.