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Kenneth L. Dennis

Born: Fri., Jul. 28, 1944
Died: Fri., Dec. 14, 2012

Services are to be announced

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Kenneth L. Dennis

ORANGE- Kenneth L. Dennis, 68, formerly of East Main and Eddy Streets, died on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, following an illness.
Born in Gardner on July 28, 1944, he was a son of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Major) Dennis.
Ken was married to Susan A. (Copeland) on August 1, 1964 and had enjoyed 43 years together at the time of her death on November 14, 2007.
Ken had worked for Vegetation Control Service in Athol for many years starting out  traveling throughout New England with a crew and later taking a supervisor role. He had also worked at Hazel’s Orange Community Clothing for over 14 years.
Known as “papa” to his family, he enjoyed playing, coloring  poster boards and painting crafts with the grandchildren. Ken also enjoyed going to flea markets and making money with his son in law.
An avid Red Sox fan, he also enjoyed watching the New England Patriots and had also enjoyed watching the Boston Bruins until the first strike which turned him off.
Ken liked watching birds and loved the old John Wayne movies.
While at Quabbin Valley, he made friends with the residents and staff whom he enjoyed talking with and appreciated their greetings.
Survivors include his children, Cherilee Dennis Shaw, Kenny W. Dennis and William W. Dennis Sr., all of Orange; grandchildren, Cyle J. Dennis, Corey W. Dennis, William W. Dennis Jr., Stephanie Dennis, Shailee Dennis, Legacie Shaw, Jessica Dennis, Erica Dennis; sisters Loretta, Margie, Maxine, and Lucille, all of Florida; brothers, Donald “Skip” of Virginia and Dean of Florida; son in law, Randy Shaw Sr. of Orange; daughter in law, Angela Castganaro; and his beloved dog, “Maggie”.
Besides his parents and wife, Ken was predeceased by brothers, Richard and Norman.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2013 at Silver Lake Cemetery in Athol at a date and time to be announced.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements.
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   Posted Sat December 15, 2012

Bonnie Bradshaw
   Posted Sun December 16, 2012
My sympathies to Kens family....I am so saddened to hear this news...He is at peace now and with Sue....gentle hugs to all the family...

Tracy and Greg Suprise
   Posted Sun December 16, 2012
We are sorry to hear of your loss.

Andi (Major) Jenkins
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Sorry to read about Kenny's death. I am Sill in Orlando. Would love to hear from you guys. Andi

Diane Dennis & Christine Dennis
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
We all loved you and will miss you so much Uncle Kenny.....Rest in Peace

Amy and Cyle Dennis
   Posted Fri May 03, 2013
We are sadden by your loss Papa, I only know you for a short period of time when Cyle(your eldest grandchild) and I first met, I enjoyed meeting you and talking ..as far as Cyle is crushed by your loss and he wished he had seen you before your illness got worse...so to Aunt Cherri and the rest of the family we love you all and miss every1 including Papa and Knee...

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