Dennis C. Owens, Sr., 65 of Moodus, passed away at home on May 20, 2019. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 30, 1953. A son of Jacquelin (Gabozy) Owens Rucker and the late Robert V. Owens. Dennis was a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Dennis married his high school sweetheart on June 9, 1973, having two sons Dennis Jr. and John. Living in Eastern CT most of his life, Dennis worked as a machinist (and everything else) at L.C. Doane Co. for over 30 years. He loved riding his Harley, fishing, his animals, and bird watching. He was skilled at throwing darts, and played on several leagues over the years earning many trophies. He had a great sense of humor that will leave a memorable impression, but most of all he will be remembered as someone who always helped family and friends. He will be sadly missed but remembered with love by Lorraine of 50 years, his sons Dennis Jr. of Middletown, John Owens of Moodus, three grandchildren Savannah, Zoie, and Tyler. He is also survived by his brothers Robert Jr. of Norwalk, David (Mike) and his wife Dottie of Moodus, sisters Eileen Owens of Deep River, Collen and Husband Terry Turned of Moodus, Doreen and husband Mike Bonito of Moodus and numerous extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his brothers Patrick Owens of Moodus, and Kevin Owens of Arizona.
A celebration of his life will be held on June 15, 2019 from 1 - 6 PM at the American Legion in Moodus located at 35 Neptune Ave Moodus, CT 06469. The family would like to extend a heartfelt gratitude to his Dr. Elizabeth Mariano MD, for her excellent care of Dennis. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or any animal shelter.