William J Dennard -- East Greenwich

Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory
Dennard, W. Jeffery, 67, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 15, 2012 at home. He was happily married to his adoring wife of 35 years, Kathleen (McKenna) Dennard. Born in Washington, D.C. he was the son of the late Dr. William E. and Juanita (Purpus) Dennard.

He was the loving father to Brendan McKenna Dennard of Boston, MA and Shannon Elizabeth Dennard of Brooklyn, NY. He was the brother of the late Judith Lyman and Brian Dennard. He was a devoted son-in-law to Muriel McKenna of Warwick. He was a caring Uncle to seven nieces and nephews, as well as to his brother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s.

He was a consummate professional in the field of public relations and communications and proud of his work in journalism, both in government and the private sector. He recently found tremendous joy in working at LaSalle Academy as Director of Communications.

His passions in life included playing golf at Potowomut and skiing the slopes of Okemo Mountain.

He found peace and joy in being baptized Catholic in 2004 and was committed to his faith and family to the end.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road, South Kingstown on Friday, December 22 at 10 AM. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. Donations may be made to LaSalle Academy, 612 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI. Information and condolences at

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Reported: 12/15/12 (Show all obituaries for this day)

By: Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)

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