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Lawrence D Dening

March 4, 1946 ~ August 5, 2021 (age 75)


Lawrence D. "Larry" Dening, 75, passed away August 5, 2021 in Orwell, NY.  He was born March 4, 1946 in Lowville, N.Y. to Donald F and Kathleen A. (Mahoney) Dening. 

Larry was raised in Lowville, graduated from Lowville Academy in 1964 and immediately enlisted in the Army.  He served in Korea and completed active duty in 1967.

He married Margaret J "Peggy" O'Neil, of Carthage, NY,  August 5,1967.

He began his career with General Telephone (Verizon), in Boonville N.Y. as a lineman,  transferred to Pulaski N.Y as the switchman in the office, 1985 Johnstown, N.Y.  to NOC (Network Operation Center), 1989 Virginia NOC, 1997 Texas,  National NOC and retired  2001 Verizon (after 30 years). 

After retirement he and his wife traveled the country by motorhome returning to Lowville, NY during the summer to help care for each of their mothers. During their travels, they visited 41 states and retired to Florida,  moved to VA in 2014 to help care for their Granddaughter Abby. 

Larry enjoyed spending time with family, especially the grand & great-grand children, he was a child at heart. His smile would light up the room and making others laugh brought him great joy.  Many of his favorite times were spent with family and friends at the family camp (Hoganville) in Osceola, NY.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be missed by all who met him.

Larry is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” (O’Neil) Dening,  son’s Daniel (Lolli) In Maryland, Larry Jr (Jacki) in Massachusetts, daughters  Darcy (Bill Olin) in Oregon and Kelly (James Rittenhouse) in Virginia. 

Nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Mariah, Danni Grace,  Kinsey, Andrew, Alex and Chris, Josh and Abby, four great-grandchildren Kristin, Zylan, Vallyn, Lily with number 5, Noah arriving in October. Also survived by two brothers Richard  (Linda) Dening, and Alan (Lori) Dening of Lowville.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Lowville, N. Y. Fire Hall, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. 

All who knew him are welcome to come and share your memories.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Larry’s name to the Lowville Fire Company, 5420 The Parkway, Lowville, NY13367 or the Orwell Fire Company, 2000 County Route 2, Orwell, NY 13426.


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Celebration of Life
August 13, 2021

3:00 PM

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