Francis Xavier Dennin, 79, of Carlisle, died Wednesday, June
15, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, March 9, 1932, in Harrisburg, a son of the late Aloysius
B. and Anna (Shimp) Dennin.
He was a 1950 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg
and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and
earned the Drill Instructors School Certification. Francis was a retired optician and had owned and operated Dennin Optical
in Carlisle for over 40 years. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle and the Old Town Run Mountain Lodge.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Catherine Dennin and
Rebecca D. (and her husband, Thomas) Lebo, both of Carlisle, one brother, Edward A. Dennin of Hanover, two sisters, Claire
Hensel of Mechanicsburg and Delores Ann Dennin of Harrisburg, his former wife, Jean (Shields) Dennin of Carlisle and several
nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
June 18, 2011, at St. Patrick Shrine Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, with Rev. Dwight D. Schlaline officiating. There
will be no viewing or visitation. Private burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in St. Patrick
New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center,
PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What
a wonderful Uncle he has been all my life and in the life of our children. What a perfect example of patience, love
and kindness he has shown us all of us. You will be missed by all of us
Uncle France...we love you
David, Kim, Katie and Sam Manganello
Please accept our sincere condolences
at the death of your father.
Our hearts are breaking for you and we are praying
to have the strength you need to go on.
God bless you and keep you close.
Shelley, Ken, Kyle, & Kelsey Hess
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary Catherine,
and your family at this most difficult time. Please know we are here for you!
Tom and Julie Horton
Becky & Family,
Sorry to read about your loss. I
too, know how you feel. It will get better with time, but you never forget. Try to remember ghe good times.
You all will be in my prays.
A. Frysinger Nancy Kramer sister
I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed
away. You and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult
I was so sorry to hear
of your father's passing. May your faith, family, friends and fond memories lift you up at this sad time.
Kane-Mangol ( slp )
Our deepest condolences to the Dennin family, at the passing
of Francis X Dennin, from his fellow members at OTRML.
Randolph K Hays
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