Christopher Joseph Dennis

Christopher Joseph Dennis 42, son of Robert and Bernadette (Macchiaverna) Dennis and fiancée of Shelley Weinhaus of Waterbury, a longtime resident of Newtown, CT and a current resident of Waterbury, CT, died Monday, August 20, 2012 in St Mary’s Hospital after a work related accident. Also known as Wackit – Smasher – CD ,he was the commissioner of the Newtown Men’s Softball League, and part of several teams all over New England.  He was very well liked in the softball community as attested to in the Facebook page created by friends: Chris Dennis Memorial Softball Tournament.  Chris’s last at bat was a game winning home run. He and his fiancée Shelley were planning a December wedding. He is already missed by a loving family, parents Robert and Bernadette Macchiaverna Dennis, sister Stephanie and brother Gil Pinto, brothers and sisters-in-law to be, Neal, Shari, Rick, and Laura Weinhaus, Aunts & Uncles, Gale Bassett, Vic and Monica Carrascoso, Martin and Jeanne Dennis, nieces and nephews, Gil Jr., Angie, Jordyn, Jason, Alex, Jared, and young cousins, Gabby, Cameron, Anneliese, Isabella, and Torrey, and many other special cousins, too numerous to mention.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10 AM in St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury.  Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday from 5PM to 8PM. Contributions to the Chris Dennis Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 459, Ridgefield, CT 06877 would be appreciated.


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