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Ernest R. Dennee

September 30, 2021

Ernest R. DenneeErnest R. Dennee, 78, of Watertown passed away Thursday evening, September 30, 2021, at Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness.

Ernie was born in Watertown July 1, 1943, son of Ernest A. and Dorothy H. (Denny) Dennee. He was a 1962 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy and attended JCC. He entered the US Air Force on July 25, 1962 and was honorably discharged as an Airman 2nd Class on July 22, 1966.

Marriages to Iris A. Rogers and Corrine B. Tucker ended in divorce.

Ernie worked at NY Airbrake for 38 years: 36 as a Machine Operator, Class 7 and 2 years as a Supervisor, retiring in March 2003. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. He was a member of Cape Vincent American Legion Post 832 and Watertown Elks Lodge 496. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and especially spending time with his buddies in Cape Vincent.

Ernest is survived by his two children, Stephanie L. Dennee and Kyle A. Dennee and wife Carly, all of Greeley, CO; four grandchildren, Ashton, Ayse, Jaydn, and Kenya; great-grandson, Matthias; two sisters, Sandra L. Faylo, Watertown and Diane C. Hanlon and husband William, Adams; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 8, at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery will be Tuesday, October 12, at 10 AM with military honors. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Ernest's name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#4 Craig Tucker 2021-10-10 16:31
Thoughts are with your family now as you share stories and memories, hope you find comfort in the familiar embrace of family, strength in the caring hearts of friends, and peace in the healing power of time. Blessed Be, Craig and Anita Tucker
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#3 Jan & Jay Cain 2021-10-05 12:30
Stephanie, Kyle and family, We are saddened to hear of your father's passing. Your mother and father were neighbors and the first friends that we made when we moved to Dexter in 1976. After they moved we would run into your father occasionally and chat about the "old" days. It was always great to see and talk to him. Please accept our heart felt sympathy for your loss.
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#2 Kenneth Mallette 2021-10-04 20:45
My heart goes out to the family.we hunted for many years and had a great time.u will be Ernie dearly.love ya my friend
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#1 Robert Tibbles 2021-10-03 09:46
so sorry for the family , i will miss him dearly for we have been friend and neighbor for over fifty years. may he rest in peace.
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