Richard Wells Dennison ’63

dennisonRichard Wells Dennison, 68, of Vernon, beloved and devoted husband of Bernadette (Bean) Dennison, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 20, 1945 in Baltimore, MD, a son to the late Wells C. and Mildred A. (Elliott) Dennison, he had lived in Manchester before moving to Vernon in 2006.

He was employed with Connecticut National Bank for 15 years and later worked with the Bank of Waterbury, Norwich Savings Society, New Haven Savings Bank and lastly American Savings Bank where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Informational Officer, retiring in 2003.

He was a member of the Gilman Dive Club and enjoyed many years of scuba diving. He was also a member and past president of the British Iron Association of Connecticut, and was a collector of numerous vintage motorcycles. Richard was also an avid lover of Labrador Retrievers, breeding and competing in many agility competitions over the years.

In addition to his wife, Bernadette, he leaves his loving daughters, Jennifer Case Dennison and her husband, John Fatteross of Westport and their children Jack and Will Dennison; and Abigail Case Lang and her husband, Dylan of Round Rock, TX; two sisters Carol Case Dennison and Lynne Steeves both of Old Saybrook; and among his many nephews and nieces he leaves Tanner Steeves and Julia Padilla.

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  1. I remember Richard well. I believe we nicknamed him “Dormant” Not really sure why. He did have a sleepy-eyed look. Which covered up his genius. Great grades always and his 2nd nickname was indeed “Genius”. We played soccer together. Although that was not on of his forte’s. Sqaush in the winter….he was better at squash. He wrote in my yearbook: “Little Welchman: We’ve got lots of memories. I’ll never forget life in Mem Dorm, 3rd floor, Arch (Patrick Archibald), the Colonel (Roberson) and a million other things. I only wish I could have been on first floor (Mem Dorn) 3rd year. (If he had he probably never would have been elected to student council….so better for him to miss that “privilege”). Best of luck at UNC. I’ll see you on Long Island (where we had our senior party)” My condolences to family and all friends. Lots of good memories still left here too…may he rest in peace…..Gordon

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