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Dennis Edward Bianchi

September 27, 1946July 9, 2018
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Dennis Bianchi, 71, of Bedford, TX passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home. He will always be remembered as a loving father and friend to all that knew and loved him. Dennis was born in Riverside, California on September 27, 1946 to Edward and Helen Bianchi. The son of a military father, he traveled to and grew up in various locations across the world including Hawaii and Germany. After graduating from Randolph High School in San Antonio he went on to attend college at the University of Texas and Southwest Texas State University. Following a long and successful career as an Insurance Executive with companies such as Allstate and Horace Mann, he retired to a life of leisure and relaxation. He was a huge fan of the Texas Longhorns and was so proud to see his beloved Houston Astros win their first World Series in 2017. He had a passion for spreading holiday joy each Christmas by opening his home to all that would visit his famous lights and decorations, affectionately known as the “North Pole” to his Glenbrook neighbors. He also enjoyed spending his evenings sipping Johnny Walker Black and listening to music at his favorite local bar, Danny’s Celtic Pub. Above all though, he most treasured spending time with his kids. Survivors include his son Dominic and his wife Jacky; twin daughters Gina and Kara; sister Jan Kidder; and brother Gene. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm on Saturday, July 14 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home (5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034) followed by a celebration of his life at Danny’s Celtic Pub (2824 Central Dr, Bedford, TX 76021) from 5pm-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dennis’ favorite charity, Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate).

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Jackie Anderson

July 13, 2018

Gone too soon before we had a chance to drink a Johnny Walker together. So here’s to my friend Dennis, fellow Air Force brat and Ro-Hawk, music lover extraordinaire, number one Longhorn fan, best outdoor smoking chef, outstanding outdoor Christmas decorator, number one Dad, and one wild and crazy guy. And to your family, may you know that you were his world and he will always be with you.

Danny Davis

July 12, 2018

Dennis was a really good man who was instrumental in my career at Allstate. He was so innovative and passionate about his work. I learned so much from him and have thought about him regularly over the years. I also took the opportunity to go see him when I could to have a drink and reminisce after he left Allstate. He loved his kids, he was kind to my family and I will miss him.

Rachael Boucher

July 12, 2018

I never met Dennis but he made his house famous for being the fun one of the neighborhood. It’s lovely to see the handsome face behind the Christmas spirit and neighborly fun.

To his family and friends, I hope you all can have a little more peace in knowing how Dennis touched strangers through something he loved to do. My condolences to you all.

Rachael Boucher
A close neighbor.

Lori Block

July 12, 2018

I didn't know Dennis well but he was very special to my daughter Jacky. Thank you Dennis, for treating and loving Jacky as your own. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son. I always was comforted in knowing she had a loving and caring Father in law. You will be very missed.

Brenda Harrris

July 12, 2018

Brenda Falconer Harris
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Dennis Bianchi was a legend in our old neighborhood in North Bedford. His was the “Griswold” house in Glenbrook and every year he welcomed hundreds of visitors to his winter wonderland. He worked tirelessly each year to make his yard so fun and bright. He encouraged everyone to come walk through it and enjoy the lights. Our corner of Bedford will be a little dimmer at Christmas from now on. Thank you, Dennis, for all the wonderful memories you helped make for so many people.

Sheila Wortham

July 12, 2018

I worked with Dennis at Horace Mann and remember his sense of humor. My condolences to his family and friends. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Vicki Yonker

July 11, 2018

So terribly sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. I worked with Dennis for several years at Horace Mann. He taught me a lot and I had a lot of respect for his knowledge. Going to miss chatting with him occasionally-he always had a story to share. He especially loved talking about his family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Deepest Sympathy,
Vicki Yonker

Kara Washam

July 11, 2018

I'm so very sorry to hear about Dennis. I worked with him for several years at Horace Mann -- he was tough but so passionate about his work; he worked hard and played hard.

There was never any doubt about how proud he was of his children. He loved to share stories about their successes and adventures, and I know he will continue to watch over all of you with a heart bursting with pride.

Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Kara Washam

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Biography

Dennis Bianchi, 71, of Bedford, TX passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home. He will always be remembered as a loving father and friend to all that knew and loved him.
Dennis was born in Riverside, California on September 27, 1946 to Edward and Helen Bianchi. The son of a military father, he traveled to and grew up in various locations across the world including Hawaii and Germany. After graduating from Randolph High School in San Antonio he went on to attend college at the University of Texas and Southwest Texas State University. Following a long and successful career as an Insurance Executive with companies such as Allstate and Horace Mann, he retired to a life of leisure and relaxation.
He was a huge fan of the Texas Longhorns and was so proud to see his beloved Houston Astros win their first World Series in 2017. He had a passion for spreading holiday joy each Christmas by opening his home to all that would visit his famous lights and decorations, affectionately known as the “North Pole” to his Glenbrook neighbors. He also enjoyed spending his evenings sipping Johnny Walker Black and listening to music at his favorite local bar, Danny’s Celtic Pub. Above all though, he most treasured spending time with his kids.
Survivors include his son Dominic and his wife Jacky; twin daughters Gina and Kara; sister Jan Kidder; and brother Gene. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm on Saturday, July 14 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home (5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034) followed by a celebration of his life at Danny’s Celtic Pub (2824 Central Dr, Bedford, TX 76021) from 5pm-7pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dennis’ favorite charity, Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate).
Online condolences may be made at www.Bluebonnethills.com.