The Rev. H. Allen Tadgell, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Joyce E. Tadgell, his daughter Kimberley J. Marchand and her husband Robert of Georgetown, MA, sisters-in-law Dorothy Jean Dresser of Dripping Springs, TX and Pauline H. Smith of Greenville, NH. He is predeceased by his son Mark A. Tadgell in 2016.
Rev. Tadgell was the pastor at the former Leicester Federated Church for 14 years, retiring in 1994. He also served at Congregational churches in Winchendon, Wilmington, and Fairhaven. Born in Medford, he was the son of Henry A. Tadgell, Sr. and Esther L. (Dale) Tadgell. He graduated from Belchertown High School and American International College in Springfield, and earned his Master's degree in Theology from Boston University.
Allen spent summer vacations at the family home in Wolfeboro, NH and enjoyed boating and fishing. He was an avid Red Sox fan.
A Memorial Service for Allen was held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the First Congregational Church of Leicester, 1 Washburn Square, Leicester MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: First Congregational Church of Leicester and Leicester Unitarian Church.
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