Dennis Lee Corriveau, 58, of Colchester, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves his beloved wife and best friend of 41 years, Roxanne (Truslow) Corriveau; their two daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole and William Comstock and LeeAnn and Gregory Liberty, all of Colchester; four grandchildren, Emma, Madison, Nolan and Reagan; his mother, Marie Jeanette (Pelletier) Corriveau of Florida; four siblings, Karon Boulier of Maine and James, Gary and John, all of Florida; his mother-in-law, Catherine Morin of Colchester; and numerous extended family and countless friends. He was predeceased by his father, Roger; and a brother, Raymond.
Dennis was born on Sept. 21, 1958, in Bristol and raised in Plainville and graduated from Plainville High class of 1976. He went on to become a professional truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Locals 671 and 493. Dennis truly loved nature and the outdoors, be it hunting, fishing, gardening, camping and even as far as the stars in the sky, as he was an astronomy buff as well. Additionally, he was an avid fan of the Patriots, the Red Sox and NASCAR. Even through his courageous battle with cancer, he still kept that positive, generous, patriotic and loving spirit and his contagious smile and laugh. Most importantly, Dennis will be remembered for his unfailing devotion for his family and friends alike.
A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be observed 6 p.m. Friday, May 19, directly at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 31 Main St., East Haddam. Burial will be private and there are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donation in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 ( www.cancer.org ) or to Masonicare Hospice, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. ( www.masonicare.org ). Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester. www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com .