Dustin Allard Obituary, Death – Dustin Allard, who graduated from GAHS in 2019, died suddenly last night. I’m very sorry to have to tell you this. Dustin was an all-around athlete when he went to Gardiner Area High School. He played a lot of different sports. Dustin played on the high school team for four years. In 2016, he played soccer, and in 2017, he ran cross-country. In 2016 and 2017, he played ice hockey, and he played tennis for four years.
During his senior year, the boys tennis team chose him to be captain. Dustin played tennis for one year at Thomas College in Waterville, where he went to school, before he graduated. Dustin had just started working for the Oakland Police Department, and he was getting ready to start his training. His friends, family, and everyone in the Gardiner Tiger Athletic Family will miss him very much.
He put a lot of value on the relationships he had with his family. He taught his sons how to play different sports in Little League Baseball, Post 13 Baseball, and at his own Mt. Equinox Basketball Camp. He also looked over the kids’ schoolwork and helped them with their arithmetic studies. He started a small family business in 1983 so that he could pay for his son’s college. This business grew over time and is now one of the biggest independent auto parts stores in the country. He and his wife, along with a long-term team of coworkers, ran the business until 2005, when he sold it to start his second retirement.
Dustin is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Angela M. Allard, his son Brian Patrick of Napa Valley, California, and his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Bronson and Maggie (Howell) Allard of Mt. Prospect, Illinois, as well as his three grandchildren, Annabelle, Bronson, and Maisy, who were the reason George and Angela moved to Illinois. Dustin’s father, George Allard, had already died when Dustin was born. Dustin’s older sister Andrea Powers and brother-in-law Richard Powers, both from Hindsdale, Massachusetts, and his younger sister Rosemary Webster, from Rutland, Vermont, died before him.