Bobby L. Allen, 70 of Punta Gorda, Florida and formerly of East Providence died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of Deborah (Silva) Allen. Born in Richmond, Virginia he was the son of the late Robert and Sara (Bishop) Allen. Bobby was a lineman for Verizon for 40 years before he retired. He served in the Navy for 6 years. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Kurt Allen and Michael Allen, two daughters, Gizette Allen and Michelle Caverio, one sister, Jacqueline Robinson, nine grandchildren, Danielle, Malcolm, Dominic, Jayden, Mason, Alexis, Gary,Jr., Neema and John and three great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a funeral service to follow at 8 PM. Burial will be private.