NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

January 10, 2014

Robert W. Dennis, 76


Sebring, FL, formerly Beverly, MA — Robert W. Dennis, 76, died Monday, November 25, 2013, in Sebring, FL, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born on January 22, 1937, in Marblehead, MA to the late Shirley W. and Annie (Rabchenuk) Dennis. Raised and educated in Marblehead, Robert graduated from Marblehead High School, class of 1955. Following high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Army and served our country proudly for 2 years. He then moved to Beverly where he raised his family before moving to Sebring, FL.

Robert was employed as a Sheet Metal Worker for Local 17 in Boston for 40 years before his retirement in 1991. He was an avid New England Patriots fan and would spend hours talking sports with his family and friends, especially his grandson, Joey. He also enjoyed going on cruises, sometimes as many as 3 annually.

Robert is survived by his wife, Arline (Kolesnik) Dennis of Sebring FL; daughter, Cindy Stanwood and her husband, Michael, of Kingston, NH; son, Michael E. Dennis of Kingston, NH; grandsons, Joey and Robbie Gregory, as well as several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his former wife, Barbara (Belanger) Dennis on March 17, 2001.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services and burial will be private and are under the direction of the Twomey-LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.