West Newbury — Allen Richard Bogart, age 69, longtime West Newbury resident, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Keating) Bogart.
Born in Lynn, on April 18, 1944, he was one of nine children of the late Harold and Priscilla (Allen) Bogart. he was a graduate of Lynn English High School, as well as a graduate of Northeastern University.
He proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, from February 5, 1963, until his honorable discharge on February 3, 1967, and was a longtime member the American Legion Carr Post No. 240 of West Newbury.
Allen was retired from General Electric in Lynn, where he had been in management as a division foreman, loved and respected by those who worked for him.
He enjoyed being an umpire for the Newburyport baseball and softball leagues. Allen was also an avid golfer, and for the past 25 years looked forward to playing the courses while vacationing in Aruba with his beloved wife, Anne.
He was a devout parishioner of St. Ann’s Church of the Holy Redeemer Parish of West Newbury, and the Newburyport Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (BPOE).
In addition to his wife, Anne, of West Newbury, he leaves behind his son, Derek Bogart and wife, Suzanne, of Merrimac; his daughter, Rebecca Schroth of Salem, N.H.; and his five grandchildren, Nick, Joe and Zack Bogart, and Taylor and Shawn Schroth. He also leaves his five brothers, Robert Bogart of Lynn, Tommy Bogart and wife, Cheryl, of Lynnfield, Timmy Bogart and wife, Patti, of Lynn, Michael Bogart and wife, Karen, of Portland, Maine, and Gary Bogart of Boynton Beach, Fla.; his three sisters, Liz Connors and husband, Chuck, of Hampton, N.H., Barbara Meaney of Bethlehem, N.H., and Dianne Marcinko and husband, Robert, of Lynn; along with several generations of nieces and nephews. Although totally devastated by their sudden loss, they are all grateful for the outpouring of love and support from their extended families and friends. Their hearts are broken and their grief overwhelming, however, their love of this “great man” has in no way been diminished, nor will it ever be.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, on Thursday, August 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Main Street, West Newbury, on Friday, August 2, at a time to be confirmed, followed by burial in Merrimack Cemetery, West Newbury. Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, or donate at www.DAV.org. Anyone wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at www.paulcrogers.com.