1941 – 2010
Pomfret Center – Dennis W. “Deerslayer” Cox, 69, of Holmes Rd., died Monday, October 18, 2010, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving companion of Debi Thompson for 26 years. Born in Meriden, CT, he was the son of the late H.J. Dennis Cox and the late Katherine (Whalen) Cox-Amour.
In addition to his life partner, Dennis is survived by his daughters, Katherine Cox of Long Island, NY, Martha Dougherty of Enfield, CT, Kristyn Seabro of Cromwell, CT and Kelly Carabetta of Meriden, CT; his sister, Barbara Murphy of Old Lyme, CT; several grandchildren; and three nieces.
Mr. Cox worked as the Chief of Engineering for the Department of Children and Families for the State of Connecticut for the 38 years, retiring in 1996.
Mr. Cox was an avid white tail deer hunter who also enjoyed horseback riding, cowboy action shooting, fishing, and pen and ink drawing and being outdoors in the woods experiencing nature. He was a life member of the Single Action Shooting Society, the North American Hunting Club, the Windham Land Trust, the Ellington Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, and the Putnam American Legion. He was also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Bay State Trail Riders Association, the Paso Fino Horse Association, the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, and the National Rifle Association.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Dennis’s family from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, on Thursday, October 21st 2010, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Memorial donations, may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Thoracic Cancer Research, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA. To express your sympathy visit his guestbook at www.GilmanAndValade.com