OBITUARY

Philip John Dennis

5 July, 192711 September, 2021
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Philip John Dennis was born in Lynn, MA on July 5, 1927 and died on September 11, 2021.

He was the son of John Dennis and Mary (Mulligan) Dennis of Lynn, MA. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1944. He joined the Navy after graduation and served during World War II. He remained in the Navy Reserve and was called back for duty in the Korean War and retired as an Ensign in 1961. He graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Physics in 1951. He continued his career in the science field with General Electric, Standard Thompson and Sylvania/General Telephone & Electronics (GTE). He worked in research and development and has many patents. He was on the board of Underwriter Laboratories in Washington, D.C., which is responsible for the safety certification of electric devices. He worked in Standish, Maine for GTE for many years while living in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He retired in 1985 and went into the travel business where he owned a tour company and traveled throughout the world. He enjoyed music, golf, skiing, and sports, including the Boston College teams, Patriots, and the Red Sox. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 67 years Ann Patricia (Pat O’Grady) Dennis, son John Dennis (Susan) of Sharon, MA, daughter Paula Dennis of Lynn MA, his grandchildren Kathryn Chaknis (James) of Stoneham MA, and Stephanie Dennis (Nicholas Decoulos) of Danvers, MA, his brother William Dennis (Jean) of Swampscott, MA, and by many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Helen Dennis of Lynn, MA.

Friends and family are invited to join at Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn, on Friday, September 17, 2021 for Visitation from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral will begin from the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 17 Grove St. Lynnfield MA will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Lynn. The family has requested that all who attend services wear a face mask due to Covid-19 precautions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cuffemcginn.com for the Dennis family.

Services

  • Visiting Hours - Family requests all attendees to wear face masks

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 18 September , 2021

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Sheila Astuccio

17 September 2021

Although a neighbor for such a short time, I always relished both Phil and Pat's warm 'Hello". God's Blessings! Sheila

John Mina

16 September 2021

Dear Pat, Paula and Dennis Family. I am so sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. He was such a kind and soft spoken person. I can remember him coming to our print shop over the years wanting to know how my family was and loved to talk sports too. My parents cherished both Phil and Pat. Two very fine people that complimented each other so well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fondly
John Mina

Dick Roy

16 September 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed every conversation I had with Phil, especially his intellect and dry sense of humor. My prayers are with you Pat, Paula and John.

larry roshon

15 September 2021

Phil, you are a long time friend and pal and we haave been with you in these last few trying months and we will miss you very much and have dozens of memories of the past few decades. you aree one of a kind and will be miss terribly
Larry

Elaine & Bob Chinchillo

15 September 2021

Our good friend Phil was a true gentleman and an excellent role model. During our travels with him and Pat, we were always confident that each trip would be run smoothly and safely. Phil was always calm and cool, even in stressful situations. We could depend on him.
We have many great memories from traveling with him and Pat that we will treasure for a long time to come. Rest In Peace, Phil....We will always remember you.
Elaine & Bob

MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION

14 September 2021

WITH OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM AVE MARIA PARISH, OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, AND ST. MARIA GORETTI, CHURCH, PARISH, STAFF, PARISHIONERS AND THE MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION, OUR THROUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AT THIS VERY SAD TIME.

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