Philip J. Dennis

LYNN, Mass. – Philip John Dennis was born in Lynn, Mass. on July 5, 1927 and died on Sept. 11, 2021. He was the son of John Dennis and Mary (Mulligan) Dennis of Lynn, Mass. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1944. He joined the Navy after graduation and served during World War II. He remained in the Navy Reserve and was called back for duty in the Korean War and retired as an Ensign in 1961. He graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Physics in 1951. He continued his career in the science field with General Electric, Standard Thompson and Sylvania/General Telephone and Electronics (GTE). He worked in research and development and has many patents. He was on the board of Underwriter Laboratories in Washington, D.C., which is responsible for the safety certification of electric devices. He worked in Standish for GTE for many years while living in Cape Elizabeth. He retired in 1985 and went into the travel business where he owned a tour company and traveled throughout the world.He enjoyed music, golf, skiing, and sports, including the Boston College teams, Patriots, and the Red Sox.He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 67 years, Ann Patricia (Pat O’Grady) Dennis; son, John Dennis (Susan) of Sharon, Mass., daughter, Paula Dennis of Lynn Mass.; his grandchildren Kathryn Chaknis (James) of Stoneham, Mass., and Stephanie Dennis (Nicholas Decoulos) of Danvers, Mass.; his brother, William Dennis (Jean) of Swampscott, Mass.; and by many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his sister, Helen Dennis of Lynn, Mass. Friends and family are invited to join at Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, Mass. on Friday, Sept. 17 for visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. His funeral will begin from the funeral home at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield, Mass. will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 18. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Lynn, Mass. The family has requested that all who attend services wear a face mask due to Covid-19 precautions.Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.cuffemcginn.com for the Dennis family.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toMy Brother’s Table98 Willow St.Lynn, MA 01901

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