Doane Beal & Ames


Joseph Allen Dinnan

24 junio , 193326 agosto , 2021

Joseph Allen Dinnan 88 of East Dennis MA. passed away on 8/26/21 at Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 61 years to Lois Dinnan who died on Nov. 25th 2019.

Born in New Haven Ct. He was the son of the late James and Sadie Dinnan. He was a graduate of Hillhouse High School and New Haven State Teachers College. Following his graduation he taught for a year in New Haven. He was drafted into the Army. Upon completion of his service he returned to teaching in Stamford Ct. Joe met Lois in college, they married in 1958. They lived in Stamford and raised five children. Joe earned a Master’s Degree and a Sixth Year Certificate from Fairfield University. He taught at Roxbury School for five years before becoming an Assistant Principal at various schools. He retired in 1990 as an Assistant Principle where he began Roxbury School.

Lois and Joe moved to Cape Cod in 2000, having been part time residents since 1986. Joe was an avid a golfer and a long- time member of the Dennis Pines and Highlands golf courses. He served on the boards of The Friends of Dennis and Our Lady of the Cape Men’s Club. Joe loved spending time with his family and in his garden.

Joe was predeceased by his wife Lois, a brother James and his grandson Erich Dinnan. He is survived by his sister Maureen Matyszewski of Cheshire Ct. by his children Joseph Jr. and his wife Petra of Stratford Ct., Julia Anne of South Hadley Ma., Christopher of Daytona Beach Fl., Terrence and his wife Dawn of Dennis Ma, Jeffrey and his wife Magdalena of Stamford Ct. and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Rt. 134, South Dennis, MA on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in Joe’s honor at Our Lady of the Cape Church at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society c\o Our Lady of the Cape Parish Brewster MA 02631. For online condolences, please visit


  • St. Vincent De Paul Society


  • Visitation

    martes, 31 agosto , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    martes, 31 agosto , 2021


Joseph Allen Dinnan


mary ann mahan

1 septiembre , 2021

My sincere condolences to all Joe’s family. It is wonderful that he got to enjoy such a long retirement with his family. He was my boss at Toquam in the seventies and he was such kind and wise one. I remember him with much admiration.

Irene Keeler

31 agosto , 2021

Petra, Joseph and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and all of the family.
The Keeler Family

John Palumbo

30 agosto , 2021

John was my 6th grade teacher at Roxbury School in Stamford, Ct. 1n 1964-65. Excellent teacher and and he brings forth memories of when times were good ! R.I.P. sir.

Daniel Benjamin

29 agosto , 2021

Mr. Dinnan was my 6th grade teacher at Roxbury School (57 years ago). I would venture to guess that Mr. Dinnan remembered each and every one of his students over the years. Once Mr. Dinnan told me that I was his first phi beta kappa student. It made me so happy and proud. I told him he that he was my #1 best and favorite teacher. He smiled. Mr. Dinnan was a blessing. May he rest in peace.

William Librandi

29 agosto , 2021

Jeff, Maggie and Family.
Our Deepest Sympathy of the loss of your father Joseph.
Bill and Donna Librandi


28 agosto , 2021

I was one of the lucky kids at Roxbury School - a fantastic school in its heyday - who had Mr. Dinnan not only for 4th grade, but also for 6th grade! What luck! He was absolutely my favorite elementary school teacher. He was honest and fair and happy. He was fun to be around and I loved going to school because of him. Thank you Mr. Dinnan. I know the other kids at Roxbury loved you too! Big hug wherever you are.

Donna Hughes

28 agosto , 2021

In 1988 I was seeking a position as a teacher at Roxbury School in Stamford, CT. Joe remembered me when I subbed for one of the teachers at the school and really recommended me for the position. I will always remember him for his wit, charm and being an advocate for teachers.
He will be missed but I know he's in heaven with his beloved wife, Lois. May he rest in eternal peace.

Mauree Steinmann

27 agosto , 2021

To all of Joe's family I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers. Just a wonderful man and friend. May you find comfort in your many happy memories. With my deepest sympathy,
Maureen Steinmann

Michael Mann

27 agosto , 2021

Jeff :
My deepest condolences to you and your family.