Dennis Damon Obituary

Dennis  Damon
Dennis Damon

February 23, 1950 - January 16, 2019
Born in New London
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Niantic-Dennis Damon, beloved husband of Linda Damon, died on January 16, 2019 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
The son of Robert and Violet Damon, Dennis attended Groton public schools and earned an associate's degree from the former Mohegan Community College. He had a long career with The Hartford Courant and became a regional circulation manager.
In 1973, Dennis and Linda moved to Niantic where their son, Matthew, was born and where Dennis enjoyed lobstering, scalloping and boating. He became involved in local and state politics, serving as campaign manager for several candidates. He was scoutmaster of Troop 66 and a two-year president of the East Lyme Rowing Association. After retiring from the Courant, Dennis co-founded the Times Community News Group and worked in appliance sales.
As a budding writer in his 20s, Dennis published a book of poetry titled "A Young Man's Fancy," and his love of reading and literature, especially Hemingway, remained throughout his life. An avid traveler, Dennis took his family on many trips, each adventure providing a wealth of memories and often humorous stories.
Besides his wife of nearly 50 years, Dennis is survived by his beloved son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Jessica Damon of Brewer, Maine; cherished granddaughters Violet and Stella, whom Grandpop adored; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Andrea and Jean St. Martin; nephew Shawn St. Martin; and longtime friends.
As Dennis wished, his family will remember him privately at this time. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Donations in Dennis' name may be made to Friends of Feral Felines, c/o Niantic Animal Hospital, 9 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT 06357 or the charity of your choice.
The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home in Niantic is assisting the family.




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