Sending all our love to you and the family, Jess. Our condolences.
Keri and Jose
Dennis and family account for my earliest memories (we are talking 50 years ago). I first knew Dennis when he lived in North Babylon. I remember being captivated by his pond. I still live on Long Island and I can tell you that of the millions of people who live here...not many have a pond!
Next were the "upstate" memories. My father had a summer place about a mile (down hill) from where Dennis and family lived. We spent so many fun weekends upstate. We could not wait to "make the walk" up to Dennis's house. It was usually me, my sister Lynn and my grandmother Gert. Gert was pushing 70 but she was game! The climb was both scary and fun and when you are eight years old...you don't forget.
My condolences to the entire Devita family. Thank you for your friendship and hospitality throughout the years.
It was good to speak with Dennis recently and hear about his wife Alice, his children, his brothers, and his home. I knew him more as a young man and the outdoors man he was to become. I believe he was born with the love of the outdoors and his land, and building. In talking I said he was lucky because i had to walk my dog on a leach and he could just open the back door. He commented that he had to use a leach as well because of all the wild animals up there. We had to laugh. My deep condolences to Alice and their
Children may you have many good memories.
Maria DeVita Fico
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of cousin Denise. Although we always kept in touch at Christmas time, we were very fortunate to be able to visit last year. Dennis and Alice prepared a lovely luncheon for Marisa, George, Julio, and myself. We got to reminisce about old times. Dennis had so much family memorabilia that he shared with us and it was fun to hear old family stories. Although, it had been decades, since we saw each other in person, we connected so well, it seems like yesterday.
After lunch, he gave us a lovely tour of his home. We were amazed at the trains and chain collection he had. It reminded me of my dad and his obsession with chains. We laughed about how it was probably in their genes. Dennis was truly a man of many talents which could be seen walking around his home and property. It reminded me of Thoreau’s book Walden. Truly a self reliance man.
Marisa and I had talked about visiting again this year, but it wasn’t meant to be. My sincerest condolences to Alice, Daniel, Donald, and all the family. May he now rest in peace.
The DeVita family My sympathies to you all
My most sincere condolences to the family. I was privileged to have known Dennis through my years as Dr. Sam's office manager. We had great conversations. May all your beautiful memories help all of you through this difficult time. As I am known as a hugger, sending many hugs your way. Patty