Edwin J. Dennison, 76


Edwin J. Dennison, age 76, of Hampton, passed away peaceably in his home early Sunday morning, Nov. 8, 2009.  His family was close to his side, comforting and supporting  Erla, his loving and devoted wife of 56 years.


Edwin was a U.S. Army first sergeant, having served with valor and honor for more than 24 years. His dedicated, selfless public service in the military included two tours of duty in Vietnam.  He retired in 1975. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was active in both the Modern Woodmen of America and the Moose Club.
Edwin loved to dance and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Edwin later worked for GE in Rutland, Vt. He retired from there with more than 15 years of service.  
He loved and cherished his family, and was a wonderful father and grandfather.  He was always teaching life lessons and was slow to anger. His lessons were also shared with his eight grandchildren, Justin, Shannon, Paul, Christina, Sara, Nathan, Matthew, Kathryn, and one great- grandson, Evan Dennison.
He will be missed very much by all his friends and family, especially his wife, Erla Dennison, his best friend, whom he met while stationed in Reykavik, Iceland. He is survived by his daughter, Emma L. Dennison of Port Charlotte,  Fla.,  son Mark Dennison, and his wife, Gail, of Hampton,  son Eric Dennison, and his wife, Laurie, of Granville, and daughter Edda Dennison  of Hampton, his grandchildren, great-grandson, sister Dorothy McCullen, and husband Jim of Granville,  sister, Helen Peters and husband Fred of Salem, brother Roger Dennison and wife Bertha of Granville, brother Milford Dennison and wife Irene of Granville, brother Joseph Dennison of Granville, future granddaughter- in-law Jessica Pearson of Rutland, Vt., and many nephews and nieces.
He will be buried in the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, in Schuylerville with full military funeral honors on Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Poultney Rescue Squad, Poultney, Vt.



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