Arthur R. Dennis, 81, of Morgan, Vt., passed away on June 6, 2017, in Newport, Vt. He was born on October 12, 1935, in Haverhill, Mass., to Charles and Melvina (Decareau) Dennis. On November 5, 1977, he married Linda Bentley who survives him.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War. Among his many hobbies he enjoyed fishing, fly tying, hunting, and loved the outdoors. He was a cabinet maker, showed horses, and was a New England pleasure driving champion. He was an avid skier including skiing Tuckerman’s Ravine, a volunteer fireman, and managed horse shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and was also a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Dennis of Morgan, Vt.; his daughter, Melinda Dennis and fiancé, George Stathis; his siblings, Melvin Dennis and his wife, Donna, and Frank Dennis and his wife, Janice; several nieces and nephews; and by his dear friends, Shawn Austin and his wife, Kathy, Roy Wright and his wife, Susan, Dan Bergeron and his wife, Carol; and by many other close friends that he and Linda had such a wonderful connection with.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeannette, and by his son, Philip.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Haverhill, Mass. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the North Country Hospital staff for providing exceptional care to Arthur.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center North, 1080 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; the North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 05855; or to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, VT 05855. To send an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.
Published on  June 14, 2017