Dennis G Banning, 58, of East Hampton CT passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 16th. Born January 31, 1961 in Middletown, CT, he was the son of Barbara (Ackley) Banning and the late Joseph B Banning. Dennis was a lifetime resident of East Hampton, graduating from East Hampton High School in 1979.
Dennis was a lifelong carpenter having learned the trade from his father and brothers. Many of his family and friends reaped the benefits of his vast knowledge and skills over the years. He later became a proud member of the Connecticut Carpenters Local 24. He was also an active member of the Sons of American Legion in Marlborough.
Dennis loved the outdoors; fishing, clamming, and gardening especially if it involved anything regarding Atlantic Giant pumpkins. He was an avid UConn football fan, and enjoyed many weekends tailgating with friends before the games. He also had an extensive knowledge of the town’s history and would often surprise people with interesting facts.
Besides his mother, Dennis leaves behind his sisters and two special brothers in laws, Laura and Ron Landry, Karen and Rob Ennen, a dear sister in law Patricia Daly Banning, brother Joseph B. Banning, along with his nieces and nephews and their children, for whom he had a soft spot and would do anything for. He had many lifelong friends who will miss his companionship. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph, his brothers Stephen and Richard (Dick), and his nephew and godson Andrew Ennen.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5th at the American Legion from 1:00 – 4:00PM. There will be a brief ceremony at 1:30, followed by refreshments.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dennis to the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation (SPBCF), 93 East High Street, East Hampton CT 06424 or online at http://www.spbcf.com/Online-Donations.html or a charity of your choice.