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Obituaries

  • Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Englewood Community Funeral Home.

    Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Englewood Community Funeral Home.

Dennis J. Chaplin, 86

Feb. 6, 2016

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Englewood Community Funeral Home.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thurs­day at Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home.

Den­nis Joseph Chap­lin, 86, of Rotonda West, died Sat­ur­day, Feb. 6, 2016.

Den­nis was born April 3, 1929, in Pater­son, N.J., to Den­nis and Mar­garet Chaplin.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a com­mu­ni­cant of St. Fran­cis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City, Fla., and a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Legion.

He is sur­vived by his two chil­dren, Ellen (Joe) Ujkic of Wayne, N.J., and Den­nis (San­dra) Chap­lin of Jef­fer­son, N.J.; two broth­ers, Arthur Chap­lin of Texas and Richard Chap­lin of N.J.; a sis­ter, Genevieve Chap­lin of Calif.; three grand­chil­dren: Steven, David and Corinne; and a great-grandchild, Anto­nio. Den­nis was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Anto­nia, in June 2006.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thurs­day at Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, 3070 S. McCall Road. A Mass of Chris­t­ian Bur­ial will be cel­e­brated on at 11:30 a.m. Thurs­day at St. Fran­cis of Assisi Catholic Church 5265 Placida Road. Bur­ial with Mil­i­tary Hon­ors will be held at 12:30 p.m. Fri­day at Florida National Ceme­tery in Bush­nell, Fla.

The fam­ily requests in lieu of flow­ers that memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions be made to the Sal­va­tion Army, 1501 Albee Farm Road, Venice, FL 34285.
Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home has been selected to han­dle arrangements.

You may share a mem­ory with the Chap­lin fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com