JOHN L. (JAKE) DENNETT, 89, passed away on December 24, 2018 at Davis Place in Danielson, CT after a short battle with cancer.
John was born in Dayville, CT on January 27, 1929 to the late William and Sarah (Reddy) Dennett.
John was also predeceased by his brothers Robert Dennett and PFC. Edward Dennett who was Killed in Action in Iwo Jima, Japan during WWII, a sister Charlotte Carter, and his beloved wife Jean (Mayo) Dennett who died in 1984.
John is survived by a daughter Patricia, and her husband Richard Schnatter of Danielson, CT, and a son Kevin Dennett and his partner Lisa Racine, of Charlton, MA.
John was a very proud Grandfather of 3: Hayley Schnatter of Manchester, NH, Ryan Schnatter of Danielson, CT and Brendan Dennett of Charlton, MA.
John is also survived by a sister, Mary Gazzola of Dayville, CT and many nieces and nephews.
John was a 1947 Graduate of Killingly High School. He was a Union Bricklayer for many years, specializing in fireplaces and chimneys. Some of his local work was at the Crystal Mall in Waterford, CT and Killingly Memorial School in Danielson, CT.
John enjoyed music, dancing, shopping, the ocean and meeting his friends for coffee.
John could hold a conversation with anyone he met, and he enjoyed meeting new people.
John will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Mr. Dennett’s family would like to thank the staffs at Backus Hospital, Day Kimball Hospital, DKH Hospice Care and Davis Place for their fantastic care to our father and grandfather during his illness.
There are no calling hours and burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.