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Laura Jeanne Dennis, 62, of Acton, Maine, formerly of Gloucester, Mass., lost her battle with kidney disease from a lifetime of diabetes on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was born in Waterville, Maine, on May 31, 1955, to the late Harold C. Gardner and Virginia Doucette Gardner. She was married for 44 years to Leslie B. Dennis of Acton, Maine, formerly of Gloucester, Mass. She loved her family very much and they were the world to her. Laura is survived by her son, Robert L. Dennis and wife, Jennifer L. Dennis of Acton, Maine, who gave her three beautiful granddaughters, Anastasia 13, Noelle 8, and Hannah who passed away on November 29, 2007; her daughter, Jennifer L. Dyer and husband, Jesse J. Dyer of Palm Coast, Fla., and their children, Zack 18, Anthony 15, E “Xander” 13, and Dominic 10; her daughter, Candy Ann Dennis and husband, Robert Benjamin Dennis, who gave her two granddaughters, Cameo 9 and Lexis 3, of Gloucester, Mass. She worked for many years in the healthcare field and loved being a dance mom to her daughter, Candy, and the other students in the studio. She was an avid reader of many books, loved to play cribbage and enjoyed weekend getaways with her husband going to the Indian Bingo Resort in Maine. She had a passion for taking cruises and had one planned this pass May with her daughter, Jennifer, before she got sick. She spoiled all her grandchildren all the time and loved spending every moment with them. Laura has two godchildren whom she loved dearly, Stephanie Ingenito of Honesdale, Pa., and Nolan Palazola of Georgia. She is also survived by her older sister, Maybelle Quarles of Durham, Maine; and her beloved aunt, Carol Doucette of Gloucester. She leaves many nieces, nephews and aunts and uncles; Robert Doucette raised her like a daughter and she missed him dearly along with her sister, Diane “Didi” Gunning whose ashes will be buried forever with her; her feline companions, Princess who is 24 years old, Sylvester and Moosey who have gone before her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church on Wednesday, October 4, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester, Mass. Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 2, 2017
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