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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:16 pm
  

BlunderVirgin

Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 1
Hi,this is Denny's older brother (by one year) Greg.
I know this is quite belated and though I've been here many times to post a comment I just hadn't been able to find the proper words to express my real feelings and don't know if I ever will but I would like to say a few words to:

DENNIS,I love you and miss you! and if you can read my heart you know there's much more that words can't say.
ps..if I had it to do all over I still wouldn't go to kindergarten without you.

Deb,Love you too!Thanks for having been there giving Dennis the love and purpose that every man needs.
ps..you got my phone number, please, if I can help you out in any way,
call me.

Arlo and Family,You guys were a HUGE part of Denny's life.I know that he loved you all as much as his first family.Thank you for having been there!
ps..Abe,though it wasn't often I'll miss seeing you.My sons Erik and Jason said to tell you that anytime you want to play video games with them, just 'come on down.'

Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:07 pm
  

Senior ArloNetizen

Joined: Sep 12, 2000
Posts: 353
Its been 8 weeks now and yet it still feels like it happened yesterday! Its hard to get through a day without some reminder of our life together. While I know that one day I will be thankful for all the memories, right now its still painful to realize there won't be any more.

The State is planning to dedicate the Lenox Depot after Dennis, which is where he usually worked. I'm not sure when the ceremony is yet (it was supposed to be this month) but I will let you know when I find out.

I am thankful for family and friends who continue to hold us in your thoughts.


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:38 am
  

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Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 8516
Location: Pixley-- Actually An Hr South of Richmond, VA
That is so cool they are gonna name a Depot after him. He sure deserves it. More prayers & vibes sent ya'lls way...


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:38 pm
  

Senior ArloNetizen

Joined: Sep 12, 2000
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Its Official! The Mass Highway's Maintenance Facility at Lenox is now the "Dennis H. LaChapelle Maintence Facility"! Most of the family were there for the ceremony and the lunch that was put together by Dennis' friends and co-workers!

Greg took some great pictures which I'm sure are better than mine but I can't figure out how to post them here!

I was presented with a framed picture of the sign along with a citation from Gov. Patrick. It was a wonderful ceremony and it was so nice to actually meet some of the people I had about from Dennis! Stories were told and Dennis was there with us!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:42 pm
  

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Location: New Jersey
Sweet.


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:50 pm
  

BlunderVirgin

Joined: Sep 01, 1999
Posts: 22
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
sounds like it was a lovely ceremony - and a well-deserved tribute/memorial


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:07 pm
  

BlunderVirgin

Joined: Dec 25, 2008
Posts: 2
I sure hated to miss this Deb..I've been looking forward to it for so long,,But I am so glad it was such a beautiful ceremony .Dennie deserves every thing ..I sure miss him..Sis Eileen


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:22 pm
  

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We missed you, Eileen but I hope you're feeling better! Greg got some pictures and I'll have to send you the ones I took because I can't post them here! And thank you so much for the picture from Robin's wedding!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:02 pm
  

Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Sep 05, 1999
Posts: 1478
Location: Mystic, CT
What a great tribute to Dennis! I'll have to look for the place the next time I'm up!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:20 pm
  

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Location: Wantagh, NY
absolutely... i'll be sure to sniff out the facility this summer during our yearly R&R in the berks...


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:37 am
  

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That is so cool! He definitely deserved it. Also Silver Eagle or Prevost needs to name a line of buses after him...


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:04 am
  

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Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 38
:mrgreen: :D So COOL!!! And yes Cheryl H. you are very right; that would also be appropriate!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:56 pm
  

BlunderVirgin

Joined: Dec 24, 2008
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I can't believe it's almost a year since Uncle Dennis passed from this earth. I still miss him and think of him often. That SH** eating grin he always had. His memories will always bring a smile to my face. Are you watching out for all of us, Uncle Dennis?? Luv and miss you Your niece Pat B Arlo and family, words can never express the joy you brought to his short life. The wedding ceremony, the memorial, you were all good friends to him. Deb, you kept that smile from leaving his face, EVER!!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:14 am
  

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Location: Pixley-- Actually An Hr South of Richmond, VA
Wow, has it been that long? So many good memories of him. He and my Mike are so missed...


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas 2008
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:53 am
  

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Thank you, Pat!


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