Dennis “Dennie” W. Thorpe, 76, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Dennis was born on Oct. 31, 1942 in Buffalo, NY to the late William A. and Florence (Bertsch) Thorpe and had resided in Buffalo, NY, Tonawanda, NY and Manchester, CT. For the past 49 years he resided in Enfield, CT. He attended Clarkson College of Technology for three years, then transferred to the University of Buffalo where he received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Dennis was employed with the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for 3 years and then retired in 1999 from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Yankee Territory Coinshooters and Enfield Historical Society. Dennis enjoyed metal detecting, gold panning, and fixing & improving upon things.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 54 years Susan C. (Crowley) Thorpe, and his three sons, Stephen D. Thorpe of Athol, MA, Jeffrey P. Thorpe & wife Trisha of Rochester, NH, and David W. Thorpe & wife Cara of West Suffield, CT. his 8 grandchildren & 2 step-grandchildren, Alexander, William, Cassidy, Christina, Michael, Caitlyn, Zoe, Jenna, Isabella & Adriane. He is also survived by a sister Linda Czekaj of Port St. Lucie, FL, as well as many nieces, and nephews.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the funeral home to the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 20 North St. Enfield for a 11:00 a.m. Service. Internment will then take place in the Hazardville, Cemetery, Enfield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter 200 Executive Blvd., 4B Southington, CT 06489-1058 or the Felician Adult Day Center, 1333 Enfield St. Enfield, CT 6082.