Terence O. Dennison
1935 – 2011
Hampton, CT – Terence O. Dennison, 75, of Main St., beloved husband of Marijo Dennison, died Wednesday August 10, 2011 at Day Kimball Hospital from complications following hip surgery. Born in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Mary C. (Bennett) Dennison.
Terry was a respected member of the Aviation community serving in senior management positions for over 40 years. He had been a Pilot, Senior Vice President of Operations and Marketing and President of several Airlines and Aviation companies. He had been recognized in England and France and by the Regional Airline Association for his contributions to the industry he loved. Prior to his aviation career, he was proud to have been an Eagle Scout; he served in the U.S. Coast Guard where he spent a year at the South Pole. He started and ran his own successful photo journalism business, TOD Productions. Some of his early videography work is still being used today for crash fire rescue training at the NTSB. Terry was highly regarded by the FAA and the DOT. He was called on by Congress to appear as an expert witness at various US Agency proceedings. He worked for several years in Northern Ireland for Short Brothers and Harland. He was a very gifted and genial man. He was a world traveler who loved his adopted town of Hampton, CT. He was optimistic, kind and generous and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He and his wife Marijo had 33 happy loving years together. He is also survived by three daughters, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren from a previous marriage.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Terry’s family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday August 15, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Hampton Congregational Church on 263 Main St., Hampton, CT. Burial will be private. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com