Edna E. Dennis

Edna E. Dennis

printed 07/23/2021


Edna E. Dennis, 92, of Berlin, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, July 16, 2021.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1928 in Berlin, Maryland, the daughter of the late John W. and Bertha West.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Walter J. Dennis; their son, John and his, wife, Gayle of Little Valley, New York; and daughter, Denise Lane and her fiancé, Tom Taylor, of Berlin.

She was an adored grandmother to Dennis and his wife, Cortney, Kristopher, Lisa, Laura, John Jr. and his wife, Heather, Patrick, Megan, Caitlin and Zachary.

She had 11 great-grandchildren that were very dear to her heart.

Also surviving are special “daughters,” Mary Suzanne Dennis and Nancy Gadra.

She loved her host of nieces and nephews, other family members and many friends.

As the last surviving child of John and Bertha, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and two sisters. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin, and her stepson, Mike Dennis.

Mrs. Dennis retired in 2006, after 36 years of service with the Worcester County Board of Education.

She would often see students in the community that fondly remembered her as the “Lunch lady” at Berlin Intermediate School.

She was a member of St. Martins Methodist Church and a devoted member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 123, raising money for veterans with her special friend, Ann Orlando.

She enjoyed reading the local newspapers on Friday mornings, red geraniums on her doorstep in the spring, Christmas, and visits with her dear friends and family.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and other staff of Atlantic General Hospital and the staff of Amedisys Home Health Care for their care and compassion.

Services were held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at The Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, the burial followed at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Lissencephaly Foundation at

lissfoundation.org or P.O. Box 698, Shasta Lake, California 96019; or American Legion Auxiliary Unit 123, P.O. Box 412, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via burbagefuneralhome.com.

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