Dennis W. Covey
Brattleboro- Dennis Wayne Covey, 71, of Covey Road in West Brattleboro, a lifelong resident of town, died unexpectedly Friday evening at his home.
Mr. Covey was born in Brattleboro on January 14, 1948, the son of Raymond and Alice (Larmie) Covey. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro, graduating from Brattleboro Union High School with the Class of 1966.
He had been employed at GS Precision as a machine operator from where he retired in 2016 following more than 30 years of faithful service with the company. Previously he had worked for Crystal Ice & Fuel and assisted with the day-to-day operation of his family’s farm off Ames Hill Road.
Mr. Covey was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Brattleboro Lodge #1499.
For several years he was active in the Brattleboro Men’s Softball League and was known for his excellent pitching arm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, playing horseshoes, classic cars, and playing cards, especially poker. Later in life he embraced technology and enjoyed time on his computer and other high-tech gadgets.
On December 31, 1976, in Brattleboro, he was married to Constance “Connie” Finnell. His faithful and devoted wife of 35 years died on October 31, 2012.
Survivors include his two sons, Shaun St. Germain and his wife Megan, of Readfield, ME, and Shannon Covey and his wife Lisa, of Winston Salem, NC; his daughter, Dr. Heather Harper and her husband Sean, of Readfield, ME; his brother Ronald Covey, of Brattleboro; a sister, Judy Nolin, of Brattleboro; and eight grandchildren, Emily, Nicholas, Caroline, Evelyn, Sam, Mary, Garrett, and Shannon. Additionally, he leaves his companion of six years, Joyce Jones and her family; and many nieces, nephews, and several cousins.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Bush, and a brother, Raymond Covey.
Graveside committal services will be conducted Tuesday, November 12, at 11 am in Saint Michael’s Parish Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Monday, November 11, from 4 to 6 pm.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Rescue Inc., PO Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence visit www.atamaniuk.com.