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William "Dennis" Lence

May 9, 1951 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 68)


William “Dennis” Lence, 68, of Bristol, husband of the late Pamela (Guilmette) Lence, died on Thursday (February 6, 2020) at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dennis was born on May 9, 1951 in Hamlet, North Carolina and was a son of Isabelle (Williams) Reynolds and the late William Jack Lence.

Dennis enjoyed being on his boat bass fishing, cheering for the LA Rams, scratching lottery tickets and arguing politics.  He had a great sense of humor and loved to photoshop his friends and family into unusual pictures.

Dennis is survived by his brother: David Lence and his wife Debbie Sue of North Carolina; his three sisters: Donna Meece, Ruth Ellen Walters and Jennie Gathings, all of North Carolina; his mother-in-law: Loretta Guilmette of Bristol; his three brothers-in-law: Larry Guilmette and his wife Janet of Massachusetts, Allen Guilmette and his wife Lesley of California; Jim Guilmette and his wife Maureen of Bristol; his sister-in-law: Peggy Martin and her husband Clarence of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is assisting the family.

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