Matthew Allard, 36: Huge heart, amazing father, gone too soon

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Matthew Allard
Matthew Allard

MANCHESTER, NH – Matthew L. Allard, 36, died January 3, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Matthew was born in Manchester on May 31, 1978, the son of Raymond R. “Chip” Allard and Diane (Laflamme) Romagnoli.

He was a graduate of Trinity High School class of 1996 and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UNH, Class of 2000.

He was President of Ray The Mover, a third-generation family-owned business, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Raymond Allard, who founded the well-known local moving business.

Matthew held membership in the Manchester Rotary Club and was a longtime member of Manchester Country Club.

“Matty A” lived his life to the fullest, to call him “animated” was an understatement. He had an incredible work ethic and was admired by all who knew him. Beyond his rough exterior, Matthew had a huge heart and infectious smile. He was the light that touched everybody’s soul. He loved spending time with family, close friends, and cooking. He would do anything for the people he cared about and was a fierce protector, like a “Bear,” of those he loved – a spirit that will live on in his son. He was an amazing father who loved his children and his wife with every cell in his body.

He is survived by his wife Nicole D. (McWhinnie) Allard; two children, Adalynn Rose Allard, Bear Thomas Allard; his mother, Diane Romagnoli and stepfather Bruce Romagnoli of Bedford, father, Raymond R. “Chip” Allard and his wife Linda Allard of Hooksett; siblings Melissa J. Lee and her husband, Jeffrey, of Memphis TN; Jason R. Allard and his wife, Beth of Manchester; Abigail H. Allard of Hooksett; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Jacob Allard in 2007.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St.

A celebration of Matty’s life will take place at the Manchester Country Club on Thursday Jan. 8 at noon. Everyone is invited. The family encourages carpooling to the funeral home. Auxiliary parking will be available in the parking lot on Pearl and Pine streets.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Matthew Allard Education Fund, c/o 93 Cambridge Rd., Bedford NH 03110.

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A GoFundMe donation page has been established in Matthew Allard’s memory, to benefit his wife and children. Learn more here.

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